Painting Styles - Running head PAINTING STYLES 1 Painting Styles Tanita D Wright ART/101 Jayme Yahr PAINTING STYLES Painting Styles Neoclassicism

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Running head: PAINTING STYLES 1 Painting Styles Tanita D. Wright ART/101 February 26, 2012 Jayme Yahr
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PAINTING STYLES 2 Painting Styles Neoclassicism Neoclassicism was a very influential movement in the arts during the 1700’s and lasted until the mid 1800’s. In painting neoclassicism put emphasis on linear design with classical themes that contained archaeologically correct settings and costumes (Center for Educational Studies, 2010). When it came to Jacques-Louis David and his painting of Napoleon in the piece The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, David chose to portray Napoleon not as the conquering hero we know him by today, but as the hard-working and tireless leader of France. Jacques-Louis David uses light at an angel to suggest several different things when viewing this piece of art. The light angel suggests the dawn or early morning hours which are also proven by the clock in the background that shows 4:13. The different aspect to the painting with the light is the fact that Napoleon was known to rise early in the morning to take care of business, but if you look to the candles on the desk they are almost completely burnt up which in turn suggests that Napoleon had been working all night and was not just rising for the day (Art Babble, 2009). David painted Napoleon at the age of 42 in his uniform of the Colonel of the Grenadier instead of his early morning dressing gown which he thought to be inappropriate (Art Babble, 2009). The artist showed the signs of fatigue in his face from working long hours and hard days with the accents of light and color. The white in Napoleon’s outfit create vertical axis down the center of the image which are also aligned with the big clock, pillar, and bookshelves in the background. Napoleons face seems to have heavy responsibility and weariness. All of this shown by shadows and colors the artist chose to use in the face.
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PAINTING STYLES 3 Impressionism Impressionism was the radical art movement during the 1870’s to the 1880’s. Impressionism characteristics include small, thin brush strokes, emphasis on accurate light, and mostly portraying common, ordinary subject matter (Wikipedia, 2012). Impressionism gave paintings a crucial element of human perception and experience of movement. The Luncheon of the Boating Party
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Painting Styles - Running head PAINTING STYLES 1 Painting Styles Tanita D Wright ART/101 Jayme Yahr PAINTING STYLES Painting Styles Neoclassicism

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