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Curated Art Exhibition:
By: Miriam Morales
Why is color important?
Each color is unique
because they all
have their own
feelings; it can easily
change the mood.
Primary colors: Red,
Blue and Yellow.
Henry O. Tanner
oil on canvas,
4’9” x 5’11”
In Tanner’s “Annunciation” painting, the use of warm colors like
orange and yellow giving the feeling of happiness and energy
and also purity. As we can see in the painting, Mary is listening
carefully as the Angel Gabriel tells her that she’s the one
chosen to be the mother of Christ.
Oil on panel
During his blue period, the
portraits consisted of all blue
tones with a gloomy feeling. In
this picture of the Old Guitarist,
we see an old man hunched
over with his guitar. The different
shades of blue used in this
painting gives us the feeling that
the old man is near death.
1873, o/c, 1’7”x 2’1”
Monet is very sensitive to the moods created by a landscape;
in his own words he explained his method of depicting the
feeling of a scene. In this painting, the sun is setting against
the dawn. The gray/blue color gives the painting a calm
feeling. The bright colors draws attention to the sun. The sun
reflects the feeling produced by the motion of the sea.
The dull colors used in the painting show the
importance of the story behind the painting
over the painting itself. David used the
superior harmony of the colors.
Death of Marat
1793, oil on canvas
65 in 50 in
The dark shadow space above the body gives
the painting a cruel feeling. His face and body
bathed in a soft, glowing light giving the feeling
oil on gesso
15 1/8 x 20 3/4 in.
This painting is of a family moving west. Pollock might have
created this because as a child he has moves west to Arizona
and California with his family. The dark blue sky gives a
tranquility and calmness perception.