Posted on December 7, 2010 by Andy Renmei
Thomas Moran – Cascade Falls, Yosemite
In this painting, our eyes are guided through a major “V” right in the centre, caused by the cascade, the trees and the mists. Above it, and because of it, a huge block of stone seems to be floating, and it reminds me the shape of a heart.
Thomas Moran – Chicago World’s Fair
Even though this is a portrait-format painting, the representation of the buildings is only in the central region of the canvas. If you pay attention to the sky, you will be able to see that the brush strokes are forming almost a arrow pointing to the central building.
Maxfield Parrish – Peaceful Night
The vertical lines of the building structure are in perfect harmony with the diagonals of the land. Together, they take the eyes in to a zig zag. The solid shadow/light contrast is part of Parrish style and the predominancy of blue intensify the feeling of solitude.
Joseph Mallord William Turner – Mortlake Terrace
This is a beautiful perspective. The colours of the sunset were skillfully selected and the main character of the canvas, the dog, is so eagerly looking to the ships that I wish I could be there to see the rest of them too.
Maxfield Parrish – Winter Sunrise
Look at the mountains and pay attention to the wonderful work the sun did on their surface. Those mountains are so enlighted , but at the same time so far away from the foreground, which, by the way, is so much darker…
Thomas Cole – The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge
The rocks here form a elipse which don’t let us keep our eyes away from this striking painting.
Thomas Cole – The Departure
You can see in this painting that almost everything is facing towards the sunset and that’s what gives a magic soul to this painting. The clouds seem to be in a passionate running.