Narrative Artwork 2

Narrative Artwork 2

The name of this painting is ‘The Great Day of his Wrath’ and it was painted by John Martin in 1851-3. John was born near Hexham in Northumberland. John painted this using oil paints. The thing that most interests me about this painting are the colours of the lava and the clouds I think John has done pretty well to get the colour of the lava to reflect on the smoke and clouds. I like the whole painting I think it’s got a lot of character.

The painting creates a very dark mood with fear mixed in with it. You can see the people along the foreground trying to escape the ‘Wrath of God’ He has purposely used dark colours to show the death in the photo and then the orange for the lava which stands out the most against the black background. The style of this artwork is abstract. John has made the destruction the biggest feature of this painting because that’s what the story of the painting is about and that needs to stand out from everything else.

John used oil paints to paint this painting. I think the artist chose to use the oil paints because he was talented with using them. He could also create certain effects in the clouds smudging the painting and mixing it with the two colours to produce the reflection of the lava. I don’t think you could produce such a fine piece of art using any other media, I just don’t think the quality would be to this standard.

This piece of art compared to the ‘Joan of Arc’ piece is very similar in the way that it is painted because both artists have used oil paints. The story of the two paintings are completely different and you can tell this just by looking at them but both have religious parts to them. I think with the name the message of the painting is clear and that if you open your mind you will be able to work out a lot from the paintings.

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Narrative Artwork

Narrative Artwork

This is a painting of Joan of Arc in what looks like a back garden of a house. The garden looks mystical and overgrown which adds more detail to the painting. If you look at the house you can see a man and what looks like an two angels faintly against the house. This painting creates a eerie mood and looks like she’s travelling from the light into darkness which could. I think the artwork is interesting and the longer you look at it the more things you’ll discover and get from it. I like the angels and the man in the background

Jules Bastien-Lepage was the painter who painted Joan of Arc in the garden. He lived for 38 years (November 1, 1848 – December 10, 1884) He lived in France and painted the painting in 1879.

The artwork is a painting of Joan of Arc in her parent’s back garden. The painting is showing the moment that Joan of Arc had her ‘divine revelation in her parent’s back garden’ The style of the artwork is realistic and also imaginary in my opinion. Realistic because it’s a painting of Joan and she’s in the back garden but then imaginary because there are the three angels in the background. You have Joan in the foreground of the image so that you focus mainly on her and the colours brighten up as you move along to the background and see the angels. The roof of the house are the leading lines to the angels. The artist has used dark colours in the forest to represent the darkness and shroud and then as you go towards the background the artist has used light colours to represent the angels and purity.

The artist has used oil paints to create this painting. I think the artist chose to use oil paints because he was good at painting with them and he could create some nice effects smudging the paint etc. I think the oil painting has worked well for this painting because of the range of colours and detail also you have to remember this was painted in 1879 so there were no computers, cameras or anything he could of used to create the image. I could recreate the same effect by painting an image using oil paints myself.