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  • 1. HamzaFrancis BaconFrancis Bacon was an Irish born British figurative artist. His abstracted figurestypically appear isolated in glass or steel cages set against flat backgrounds.From the mid 1960’s he mainly made portrait heads of friends.Francis Baconwas one of the most powerful and original figure painters in the twentiethcentury. He was particularly noted for the obsessive intensity of his work. Hissubjects were artists, friends, lovers, and even himself. His painting techniqueconsisted of using rags, his hands, and dust along with paint and brush.The theme of this picture is abstract. Theartist has tried to make the person in thispicture look sad, depressed, upset ortortured. The dark and thug-ish colours inthis picture exhibit the main theme. Mypersonal opinion about this picture is thatthe artist has captured the expressions andtheme very well and has shown them in asophisticated way.This is an abstract painting. The dark coloursin this picture show the dark/sad side of thispicture. The artist has tried to show as if theperson in this picture depressed and/ortrying to say something.
  • 2. HamzaErizZenerZener born in 1968 in Astoria, Oregon is a self-taught figurative artist. As of2004 he had created more than 600 pieces of work. His paintings, mostly in oil,are in a photorealist or super-realist style. Zener describes as ContemporaryRenaissance. Zener became interested in watching bathers, and began a seriesof paintings of water, and of people interacting with water. Many paintingsfrom this period depict women swimming underwater amidst air bubbles, ordiving into the water.Both of these paintings below are realistic paintings by Eric Zener. The artisthas tried to describe an underwater/calm and relaxing expression and hascaptured it very well.
  • 3. HamzaPicassoPablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso (25th October 1881) was aSpanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spentmost of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influentialartists of the 20thcentury, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubistmovement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage,and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolistpainter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secessionmovement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other artobjects. Klimts primary subject was the female body; his works are marked by afrank eroticism.I think this painting is quiet realisticthat has been made to show just aregular pose of a person in anunusual way.This is a realistic painting. It hasbright and delightful colours thatshow that the artist has tried tocapture a happy and delightful mood
  • 4. HamzaJason deCaires TaylorJason deCaires Taylor, born in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother,with over 17 years diving experience under his belt, is an award winningThis painting is a mix of realism andabstract. The artist has tried to showa sad mood as you can see thewoman in this picture is showncrying. On the other hand, a couple isbeing show, exhibiting a romanticmood.This painting is also a mix of realismand abstract. The artist has tried toshow a tired or sleepy expressionsince the woman in this picture hasclosed her eyes that can mean eithershe is dead or she is relaxing.
  • 5. Hamzaunderwater photographer, famous for his dramatic images, which capture themetamorphosing effects of the ocean on his evolving sculptures. He grew up inEurope and Asia, where he spent much of his early childhood exploring thecoral reefs of Malaysia.Jacques-Louis DavidThis is a contemporary art. The artisthas tried to describe the act of unityor security by creating statuesholding each other’s hands. I thinkit’s quiet a unique and amazingconcept.This is a contemporary art. The artisthas shown a person doing some sortof work or a desk job.
  • 6. HamzaJacques-Louis David was an influential French painter in the neoclassical style,considered tobe thepreeminent painter of the era.Thomas EakinsThomas Cowperthwait Eakins was an American realist painter, photographer,sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of themost important artists in American art history.This is realistic art. The artist hasdescribed the posture and theme ofthe painting very well.This is a realistic painting; the artisthas done well to capture the moodwith the background weather andlandscape, showing off the subjectsferocity with a begging-of-chargehorse.
  • 7. HamzaLawrence Paul YuxweluptunLawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art andDesign in 1983 with an honours degree in painting. Yuxweluptuns strategy is toThis is a realistic painting. The artisthas described different aspects ofnature i.e. water, trees, sky andclouds. I think it’s a great capture ofthe subject that the artist has workedon.This is a realistic painting. The artisthas shown the mood of a humannature. I think he’s tried to describe aperson concentrating or looking atsomething. My personal opinion isthat the artist has done a great job atthis painting.
  • 8. Hamzadocument and promote change in contemporary Indigenous history in large-scale paintings (from 54.2 x 34.7cm to 233.7 x 200.7cm), using Coast Salishcosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements, and the Westernlandscape tradition. His painted works explore political, environmental, andcultural issues. His personal and socio-political experiences enhance thispractice of documentation. Yuxweluptuns work has been included in numerousinternational group and solo exhibitions, such as INDIGENA: ContemporaryNative Perspectives in 1992. He was the recipient of the Vancouver Institute forthe Visual Arts (VIVA) award in 1998.This is a mix of realistic and abstractpainting. The artist has describedfacial expressions in a weird way.This is an abstract art in which theartist has described the green aspectof nature i.e. grass and trees in aweird manner.
  • 9. HamzaGustave CourbetJean DésiréGustave Courbet was a French painter who led the Realistmovement in 19th-century French painting. The Realist movement bridged theRomantic Movement with the Barbizon School and the Impressionists.This is a realistic painting. The artisthas either described different aspectsof nature (clouds, water, and sand) orhe has shown the feeling ofhollowness and loneliness.This is a realistic painting. The artisthas described the act of one feelingalone or sad or he has tried to exhibitthe act of sleepiness and tiredness.
  • 10. HamzaGeorge WesleyGeorge Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his bolddepictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the ColumbusMuseum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation".This is a realistic painting. The artisthas done well to describe the act oftwo men fighting with each other.This is a realistic painting. The artisthas done a very good job atdescribing a horse going wild while awoman is having a standing ride overit.