Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First essays on art

We are already getting the first essays, they are great!

You can visit Jessica's portfolio here. This is her description of an sculpture:

This is a sculpture by the artist Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture is made of metal. It isn't abstract art, we can see perfectly that it is a spider. It hasn't a defined colour, but the family of dark colours is used. The sculpture is very curved and probably with a smooth surface. In conclusion it is a three-dimensional sculpture with a very scary form. I've searched in Google and Maman is more than 9 meters high, it has been exposed in many museums of the world.

Here we have Laura's blog and essay:

The Lower Falls Of The Labrofoss was painted by Johan Christian Dahl in 1827. In it yo can see a very beautiful landscape with a waterfall. This painting is realistic.
In the painting you can see the waterfall and a little part of the forest. This painting is very simple, the shapes are common and are very realistic. The colours are a little bit dull, but it looks like a day of storm or a sad landscape. You can see easily that the focus of the painting is the waterfall, because it is more colourful. 
In this painting, I think the painter maybe was sad, so he painted with dull colours. Maybe it was a stormy day. In my opinion, this painting shows a relaxing and a beautiful landscape.

This is Otman's blog and essay:

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel was painted by Judith Leyster in 1635. It shows a girl and a boy with a cat on his hands. The painting is very beautiful because it represents two happy children. Tthis painting is a realistic piece.
The boy is wearing a black hat and a black dress, and the girl is wearing a white hat with a black skirt. The cat is grey and black. The foreground is brown. The boy and the girl are very beautiful  because they have little eyes and white skin.
In my opinion this artist was trying to express the very happy life of the children when they have a pet. I think the piece is realistic and truthful because children are happy and innocent.  

Here we have Belal's e-portfolio and description of a painting:

The House of Art was painted by an artist in the National Gallery of art in 1831. It shows a room with an extraordinary number of pieces of art. This pieces represent all the family ancestors that have lived in this house. There are eight people and one sculpture.
It looks as if the artist is happy because he painted their bodies and faces. The thin a big pieces of art seem to show that his family is bleeding. The colour of the house is yellow, and the pieces of art have got the different colours of the world. There is a big yellow door and a wide variety of windows. The sculpture is big and withe, and it represents the body of a boy.
In The House of Art the painter portrayed the life of the different people who had lived in this house.

Anabel's description of a beautiful and sad painting:

The picture was painted by John Everett Millais (1829-1896).
This is a very realistic image because you can see perfectly what is it. It shows a dead woman on the water with some flowers in her hand.
It's not very colourful but it has different shades of green and brown and some colours for the flowers.
The women's face is very shiny and luminous.

This is Marga's essay on a painting:

Inland in Australia was painted by Sidney Noland in Australia, in 1948.
These paint is realistic, you can see a landscape and a dry climate. And it's three-dimensional, because you can see little mountains.
It's a traditional town in Australia, and the paint has cheerful colours painted with watercolours. It has mainly straight shapes to design the blue and cheerful sky and sad colours for he mountains and the sand on the floor.
I think Noland wants to express that in Australia there are many land empty and poor. He wants to transmit that we have to change that. The sky is important too, because it reflects that behind the sad things there are always are good things.
In my opinion, these paint is a beautiful way of making people think about the bad and good things.

Really interesting! Well done, my dear students!


  1. Marga, I really love your interpretation of the meaning of the painting! Thanks a lot for your great work!

  2. Thanks a lot to all of you!! Your interpretations are great! Really, really good work!!