Thursday, May 10, 2012

Comparing And Contrasting

In Room 21 we have been asked to compare two famous artists paintings. 'Sunflowers' by Van Gogh and 'La Musique' by Henri Matisse. Mrs Lagitupu gave us a task to compare and contrast which was to look at the difference and similarity between the two paintings. Henri Matisse used the style Fauvism which meant wild beast. Van Gogh's style is Expressionism.

Van Gogh used vertical strokes throughout his entire painting and used brown and yellow as his main colours. His painting looks realistic and also amazing. When I look at his painting I felt ‘Happy’ but to the owner he was maybe depressed. I’m not sure. In his painting it had two types of flowers, dead and alive. The only painting he sold was ‘The Red Vineyard and became famous when passed away.

Henri Matisse He used bright and vibrant colours. He also is a French artist. In his painting ‘La Musique’ he has cool patterns with two women, one playing guitar and one singing. It looks like they're having a great time. It makes me feel like I’m with my friends, safe and happy.

In Van Gogh's painting he has a plant and in Henri Matisse painting he has people. In Matisse painting he has allot of patterns and in Van Gogh’s painting has plain colours. They both have different styles and techniques.

After looking at the two paintings I have seen the difference and what their techniques are. They also had a feeling for there each one of their paintings.

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