Art Report #1

Art Report #1 - Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Mr. Rickerson Art 20...

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Yacoub 1 Peter Yacoub Mr. Rickerson Art 20 February 28, 2006 “After Paradise” The painting that I chose to write my report about is “After Paradise” (2002) by Joel Sheesley. The painting is a simple scene of an empty, tidy room during the middle of the day. As a personal opinion, I don’t think it was the best painting at the museum, but it caught my eyes by the artist’s representational style. Another thing that caught my eyes was the combination of its smooth, natural texture and rich color. Although the painting is very basic, there are many elements to it. Sheesley makes this painting basic by using simple lines like vertical, horizontal, and parallel lines and not using curved or lines. Like most of his paintings, Sheesley’s “After Paradise” is an oil on canvas painting. What I like most about this painting is how Sheesley uses overall emphasis; At first glance the eyes are automatically directed to the center of the painting because of the lighter tinting on the closet, but appears to be without emphasis. His rhythmic emphasis is caused by a yellow wall surrounding
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