In this research point we were asked to find contemporary landscape artists and earlier artists and compare the two types of work. There were two artists suggested we look into and compare works which were Tacita Dean and George Seurat these two artists have completely different ways of working and I found it interesting selecting two pieces of work to look closer into.
Below is a piece of work from artist George Seurat, his work is very colourful and he uses a lot of techniques throughout his painting to show different texture and uses a unique style to show his effect of the landscape, his mark makings are like sponge dabbing it creates an interesting look and I enjoyed looking through the different pieces.
His work is very different and has a soft approach the the eye, it’s detailed and the way he shows his tones and shadows throughout the piece is very interesting. I like the mark makings and the sharpness look he puts across the water to show the reflection across. This piece is interesting and has made me see more ways to express landscapes and styles of work.
The next artist is Tacita Dean, her work is monochrome and shows a completely different style to George Seurat yet her work is unique and has so much depth to the image. Her work shows great texture and detail, I like the ways shes blended in the tones and made it looks so realistic.
In this work she shows depth within it her piece, she uses different mark makings to show the detail within the rocky mountains. I like the style of work and I think the monochrome creates a lovely atmosphere and effect for the full landscape. The style is realistic and shows the tones throughout the mountains, it’s a clever way to show the texture and considering the full piece is black and white it’s clever to have shown the different shadows throughout.
The two artists are very different, one artist is colourful and shows the colour and texture in a unrealistic type of way yet demonstrates realism, he has a clever way of showing marks using dabbing techniques throughout the whole piece, they both have similarities in the techniques they show for different lighting throughout the landscapes. I think as the the times have gone on the art has become more adventurous and more artists are experiment within their work. The contemporary artist has used more harsh lighting and shows more sharp mark making whereas the earlier artist demonstrates softness and the lightness of his work is more calming for the piece. In these two piece I have chosen the earlier artist focus’ on a full scenery and landscape the view point is very different to the contemporary artist as she has just chosen to look at one point of a full scene and really look at the detail within that mountain range focusing more of the textures throughout two main observations rather than a full scene.
All in all, both artists have similarities in their focus’ to mark making and using different techniques throughout, they both focus on showing the lighting and the shadows in all the elements of their piece. The earlier artist use’s more vibrant colours throughout and has a different style of landscape, they decided to look a full scene and focus on towns and country scenes. Whereas the contemporary artist has a different point of view and looks at close up detail on mountain ranges showing more harsh markings and monochrome art. Both artists are very clever within their pieces and show great techniques in different ways but have different view points and angles in their work.
COMPARISON NUMBER TWO.
Wolf Kahn is a famous born German, American contemporary painter. He was known for his combination of Realism and Colour Field, he worked with pastels, oil paints and printmaking and focused on different subjects but a wide range of landscapes. I chose his work as I was interesting in his looks of bright colours and his different looks on trees.
Below is the image I have chosen to compare, I chose this because I thought the colours and textures he shows throughout are so bright and uplifting and are completely different to the second artist I have chosen. I thought the different colours palette he uses was unique and made me think differently about how I can paint and recreate landscapes myself.
I chose this piece because I loved the warm colour palette throughout, I think it shows the different textures he uses in the trees. The different mark makings he uses throughout this piece is effective and has shown many ways of difference compared to the historical artist. He blends the different colours together so well and can clearly tell the different features throughout this piece of work. I enjoy seeing the different tones of the shadows and lighting in the trees to see the dark and lighter tones of the bark. It makes an interesting look for the landscape and you can tell the realism of all the bark features. I think the artist has done an effective way to show the different of texture throughout the tree canopy to show the leaves with the dabbing techniques, it shows the softness and the way the leaves move in the trees.
El greco is a historical Greek artist, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance.The artist normally signed all of his work in his full name in greek lettering, his work is very realistic and famous during his era. His work was all different subjects from portraits to landscapes but I found his landscapes fascinating and I always love seeing paintings done from such an early period.
Below is the piece I have chosen for this artist, I found this piece interesting as it was completely different to my contemporary artists and the colours palette is different, I feel like in this period of time it was very realistic and it wasn’t often you would see a bold piece of work with different and bright colours.
This piece of work stood out to me as I found it realistic and the different lighting throughout this scene, the shadows shown on the buildings are strongly realistic and it creates a great effect with the whole landscape. The sharpness of the colours stands out and shows the gloomy day that the day was, I like the textures used on the grass to show the softness compared to the building. The markings in the buildings show the age and the stone throughout is clever. I always fine it amazing that we can still see the work that was done from that era of time and how talented they were to do these amazing pieces of art. I love the different sparks of colour in the sky to show the light of the sun peaking through the clouds. I think both artists have a lot in common that we still use the same techniques now as we did then, all the different mark makings in this piece the contemporary artist has used to but in a different way. I think it’s amazing how we get inspired from so many different ways and create such different things at the same time.
These two artists created two very different styles of art yet both of the artists have use similar mark makings throughout, they both focus a lot of mark makings and making sure the landscape shows it’s different textures throughout. I think both artists have a different sense of view finder, the contemporary artists focus’ on the trees and a natural landscape he puts his own twist on the landscape and doesn’t keep it completely realistic, the colours he uses. They are bright yet the historical artist uses realistic colours and focus’ on a man made village, I think this shows that as time has gone on we artists have again become a lot more adventurous in how they express their art other than keeping everything look the way it looks they explore more and experiment with different colours.
Both artists are different in so many ways, yet I think with all art they want to recreate the full scene how they saw it that day and what they felt. Both pieces of art show atmosphere and create a completely different one in each piece. The different shots of colour in both pieces create similarity, from the historical artists with the shows of sun light making their way through the clouds and the contemporary uses flash colours in the ground and along the trees canopy to show the softness and colours of the leaves. Both artists have different styles yet they have similarities in different ways, I enjoyed comparing all of these artists and seeing how as time as gone on how more adventurous artists are as well as experimental, it really has me inspire.