Artists try to catch those smiles, frowns and other EXPRESSIONS in their *paintings* drawings* sculpture All these EMOTIONS help tell the STORY of the picture.
Let us At some of the different Found in various artists’ works...
What EMOTION do you see in this man’s face? Hals, Frans Pieter van den Broecke c.1633Oil on cancas 28x24 in. Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, London
If you look closely at the figures below…you will find one with an EXPRESSION of Happiness or Joy
Gerrit van Honthorst The Merry Fiddler 1623,Netherlands Oil on canvas 42 1/2x35 in. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Let’s try another EMOTION... What EXPRESSION does “Caiaphas” have on his face? He’s the man with the turban on his head. Matthaias Stom Christ Before Caiaphas, Dutch (active in Italy), 1600-after 1650 oil on canvas early 1630’s Ackland Fund 79.58.1 Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Here is an artist’s SCULPTURE showing ANGER Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 Guan Yuwood, lacquer and lacquer paste, polychrome and gold, leather and hair, 1490-s The William A Whitaker Foundation Art Fund, 95,.2 Ackland Art Museum The University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill
Name these EXPRESSIONS! Sir Charles Bell Anatomy and Philosphy of Expressiion: As Connected with the Fine Arts 5th ed. London: Henry G. Bohn 1865 Jan Miense Molenaer(Dutcth, about610-1668) The Dentist, 1629 oil on panel, 23 1/8x31 9/16 in. Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina, 52.9.50 North Carolina Museum of Art
What EMOTIONS might the figure be feeling? “The Scream” is by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. He used shapes and colors to express a deep feeling. Munch was one of several artists who were known as EXPRESSIONISTS The EXPRESSIONISTS felt strongly that paintings could show people worrying and suffering as well as showing the beautiful things in life. Edvard Muinch- The Scream 1893, 150Kb; casein/waxed crayon and tempera on paper, 35 7/8 x 29 in.; nasjonalgalleriet (National Gallery), Oslo
Here is a similar picture showing PAIN or FEAR... It is by a Mexican artist SIQUEIROS and the title is... “Echo of a Scream” David Alfaro Sigueiros Echo of a Scream 1937, Mexico enamel on wood 48 x 36 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Edward M.M. Warburg.
This EMOTION doesn’t feel very good….. What is it?
This print is called “Melancholia”. It is by a famous artist named Albrecht Dürer…. Although not a facial expression, you may have seen this drawing also by Albrecht Dürer. Albrecht Durer Melencolia (1471-1528) 1514, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, d.C. Albrecht Durer Praying Hands, Brush drawing, Albertina, Vienna
Another famous artist painted the same EMOTION of “Weeping Woman” by Pablo Picasso …painted in a style of art called CUBISM Sadness Pablo Picasso Weeping Woman,1937, Tate Gallery, London. 150KB
Let’s look at some other facial EXPRESSIONS… What do you see? Carravagio Medusa after 1590, oil on canvas mounted on wood Galleria degli UffiziM
Jan Lievens, Dutch, 1607-1674 Ester Informing Abasuerus of the Wickedness of Haman Circa 1625 oil on canvas Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina 52.9.55 North Carolina Museum of Art
You should be able to recognize the artist who painted the following examples…. What EMOTIONS are these figures wearing on their faces?...
…remember his painting “Starry Starry Night”? *Do you see any EMOTION in this work of art? Vincent Van Gogh! You were seeing the works of... Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night 1889 oil on canvas Museum of Modern Art New York, NY USA
Another artist you should recognize painted this….. And the EXPRESSIONS are?...
Monet! …remember another of his paintings called the “Water Lilies”?... What EXPRESSION do these faces wear?
We’ve had a chance to look at many artists and their artwork and how they have used How can YOU use them in your OWN artwork?
Additional Credits Slide 19 Vincent Van Gogh Woman of Arles 1888 oil on canvas Musee d’ Orsay Paris, France Slide 20 Vincent Van Gogh Dr. Paul Gachet 1890 oil on canvas Private collection New york, NY USA Slide 21 Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889 oil on canvas Courtlauld Institute Galleries London, England Slide 23 Claude Monet Madam Monet on a Garden Bench 1873 oil on canvas Private collection USA Slide 24 Claude Monet Waterlilies, Green Reflection, Left Part 1916-1923 oil on canvas Orangerie Paris, France