Image diary

By Naia Smith
2-D Design

Fall 2013
Brightly colored,
irregularly shaped
planes are layered
against a neutral
background. The curved
bottom edge of a gray
sha...
Rectangular blocks of color
hover in a column against a
colored ground. Their edges
are soft and irregular. I
sense a gent...
Abstract composition with
opaque geometric
shapes. The red and
black crossbeams
overlap each other
with varying levels of
...
Balances four
converging forms to
suggest a complex
prism of color. Upon
closer inspection the
painting appears
completely...
The intersecting
circles and
spacing of the
stripes add
tension and
movement within
the pattern,
while also
visually creat...
The dog’s eyes are eerily
human and convey a
hopeless struggle. The
looseness of the brushwork,
the simplified composition...
All shades seem close to
each in color, and they are
all muted or dull. No bright
color stands out. These
factors make the...
The colors are harmonized
between cold colors. Certain
areas of the mans body seem
enlightened of a certainly lunar
white ...
Low to mid-key
composition where
light exists very
luminously in the
foreground, specifically
the lights of the street.
Th...
The composition is
asymmetrical. It is
darker on the right
than on the left, and
its human subject is
off-center and out o...
Edward Hopper- House by the railroad(1925)

When looking at the image my eye follows and sets on the dark
areas in which s...
Jackson Pollock- Autumn Rhythm:
Number 30 (1950)

The coloring, horizontal orientation, and sense of ground
and space stro...
The painting distinguishes the sky, water and nature. The “fairies” seem
to emerge from the water and into an ethereal fog...
Georges Seurat-Evening, Honfleur (1886)

The vast sky and tranquil sea meet at the horizon line, bringing a
sense of spaci...
Edvard Munch- The Storm (1893)

My eye is immediately focused on the woman in white. Overall
composition uses color as a w...
Umberto Boccioni-The City Rises (1910)

The horse and figures are blurred, communicating rapid movement
while other elemen...
James Dubuffett- L'Hourloupe (1966)
James Dubuffet- L'Hourloupe (1966)

Fluid movement of line combines with limited field...
Henri Matisse-The Joy of Life (1906)

Prismatic colors in a blissful and natural scene. Use of color
creates a warm and re...
André Derain-Charing Cross Bridge(1905-06)

A muted London sky with a dramatic use of cool and warm colors.
Painting is pu...
James Ensor- Masks Confronting
Death(1888)

Colors are finely tuned giving the composition a sense of unification.
Brush s...
Composition uses color
to creates dimension
and texture.
Brushstrokes appear to
be completely
spontaneous and
reflective o...
Abstract portrait of a
bull, structured by
gestural waves
rendered in the warm
tones of a desert
landscape.
Brushstrokes a...
Composition of muted colors,
strange translucent figures,
horizontal lines, angles, and
swirls that create a vibrant
yet v...
Composition is mostly
devoid of color.
Rather it is dominated
by a variety of grays
that create a shallow
spatial dimensio...
A still life of fruit in the
foreground, a row of
three blue goblets and
apples diagonally
bisecting the canvas,
and three...
Claude Monet-The Thames below
Westminster(1871)

An asymmetrical composition balanced by the horizontal bridge,
the boats ...
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner-Nollendorfplatz(1912)

Cityscape appears to be warped or distorted. The quick, gestural use
of line ...
This painting expresses
movement and activity
with an employed red and
blue, using white to mark
the spaces between
colors...
Fernand Leger- The city (1919)

Uses abstract shapes to symbolize an urban landscape.
Many colors collide as volumes and f...
Paul Cézanne- Mont Sainte, (1905)

Composition is depicted through daubs of paint as opposed to
being visually depicted. T...
The colors are vibrant
and express emotions
typically associated
with the life of
sunflowers. Uses
yellow hues to describe...
Vincent van Gogh- Wheatfield under thunderclouds(1890)

The roiling storm clouds on the left, painted in short, pull my ey...
A luminous surface is
shown using
contrasting colors and
tones that pulses with
an interior light. The
lines of compositio...
The dark colors of the
painting allude to a
horrific visual. The
striated lines that fall
above the two figures
obstruct m...
The contrasting
warm and cool
shades here create
the ambiguous
illusion of threedimensional
structures. Difficult
to tell ...
Franz Marc- Fighting Forms(1914)
Abstract expressionism. The light is produced by the warm colors: orange,
red. It employs...
My eyes get lost
following the sway of
the crowd. People are
running in all the
directions which
induces an impression
of ...
Palette is comprised of
cool colors dominated by
blues and grays, though
the accents of red, yellow,
and orange add to the...
Using repetitive
images the
composition produces
the illusion of
movement while also
making a dramatic
use of shadow and
l...
My eyes meet hers as
they continue down her
body and through the
exquisite use of
chromatic chords.
Atmospheric perspectiv...
Very intense and
almost frightening
self portrait. The use
of line and contour
give the subject a
grotesque body,
fully ex...
Paul Cezanne- Foilage (1895)

Nature is evoked in the lightness and transparency of the
medium, in the placement of the su...
A sense of airiness and
movement flows through
the dense weave of
brushstrokes while also
creating a shimmering
effect. Th...
Brightly colored abstract
composition. Uneven
rectangles and trapezoids
create paths leading one's
eye from the bottom of ...
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  1. 1. Image diary By Naia Smith 2-D Design Fall 2013
  2. 2. Brightly colored, irregularly shaped planes are layered against a neutral background. The curved bottom edge of a gray shape emerging from beneath a red triangle and a white trapezoid suggests threedimensionality. Vibrant colors and extending edges out of the canvas conveys energetic movement. LyubovPopova (Minimalism)
  3. 3. Rectangular blocks of color hover in a column against a colored ground. Their edges are soft and irregular. I sense a gentle movement, as blocks emerge and recede. Mark Rothko- No. 3/No. 13(1949)
  4. 4. Abstract composition with opaque geometric shapes. The red and black crossbeams overlap each other with varying levels of translucency. László Moholy-Nagy- Composition A 19 (1927)
  5. 5. Balances four converging forms to suggest a complex prism of color. Upon closer inspection the painting appears completely asymmetrical. Frank Stella- Hyena Stomp (1962)
  6. 6. The intersecting circles and spacing of the stripes add tension and movement within the pattern, while also visually creating the effect of different textures. LyubovPopova-
  7. 7. The dog’s eyes are eerily human and convey a hopeless struggle. The looseness of the brushwork, the simplified composition and the lack of formal organization seemingly indicate an abstract composition. Francisco de Goya- Half Submerged Dog (1819-23)
  8. 8. All shades seem close to each in color, and they are all muted or dull. No bright color stands out. These factors make the entire surface of the painting appear unified in color. 
 Pablo Picasso-Girl With a Mandolin(1910)
  9. 9. The colors are harmonized between cold colors. Certain areas of the mans body seem enlightened of a certainly lunar white light. It comes from up top and gives an almost unreal and ghostly aspect to the man. I feel a sense emptiness and coldness; however the playing of guitar seems to bring the man at ease. Pablo Picasso- The Old Guitarist (1903)
  10. 10. Low to mid-key composition where light exists very luminously in the foreground, specifically the lights of the street. The use of lines creates a sense of space and movement. Umberto Boccioni-Forces of a Street(1911)
  11. 11. The composition is asymmetrical. It is darker on the right than on the left, and its human subject is off-center and out of focus. Her down facing head creates a sense of casual intimacy. Pierre Bonnard- The Bathroom Date (1932)
  12. 12. Edward Hopper- House by the railroad(1925) When looking at the image my eye follows and sets on the dark areas in which shadows are casted on the house, as it pulls me in and up into the house.The loneliness of the house is what really comes through in the painting.
  13. 13. Jackson Pollock- Autumn Rhythm: Number 30 (1950) The coloring, horizontal orientation, and sense of ground and space strongly convey nature. The lines seem organic and exhausted while they appear to be as thick and thin, light and dark, straight and curved.
  14. 14. The painting distinguishes the sky, water and nature. The “fairies” seem to emerge from the water and into an ethereal fog that dissipates into the horizon. There is a contrast between hot colors and cold colors.
  15. 15. Georges Seurat-Evening, Honfleur (1886) The vast sky and tranquil sea meet at the horizon line, bringing a sense of spacious light to the picture. Yet from up close they also have a peculiar visual density. The painting cuts off and suggest the extension of the image past its boundaries. Muted color composition conveys a quiet and soothing view.
  16. 16. Edvard Munch- The Storm (1893) My eye is immediately focused on the woman in white. Overall composition uses color as a way for conveying mood, creating an expressive atmosphere. The covering of ears and bending trees suggest movement and noise.
  17. 17. Umberto Boccioni-The City Rises (1910) The horse and figures are blurred, communicating rapid movement while other elements, such as the buildings in the background, are rendered more realistically. Brushstrokes appear very small and meticulous, conveying movement and rhythm throughout the cityscape.
  18. 18. James Dubuffett- L'Hourloupe (1966) James Dubuffet- L'Hourloupe (1966) Fluid movement of line combines with limited fields of color to create movement. The spaces between colors give the overall composition extra volume.
  19. 19. Henri Matisse-The Joy of Life (1906) Prismatic colors in a blissful and natural scene. Use of color creates a warm and relaxing aroma. The forms are connected by use of line, adding a dimension of linear exactness to the composition.
  20. 20. André Derain-Charing Cross Bridge(1905-06) A muted London sky with a dramatic use of cool and warm colors. Painting is purged of shadows and filled with the imaginative, unbridled colors.
  21. 21. James Ensor- Masks Confronting Death(1888) Colors are finely tuned giving the composition a sense of unification. Brush strokes helps animate the painting, and also give it a kind of rhythm and movement.
  22. 22. Composition uses color to creates dimension and texture. Brushstrokes appear to be completely spontaneous and reflective of the artist mood. Willem de Kooning- Door to the River (1960)
  23. 23. Abstract portrait of a bull, structured by gestural waves rendered in the warm tones of a desert landscape. Brushstrokes appear Elaine de Kooning- Sunday Afternoon(1957)
  24. 24. Composition of muted colors, strange translucent figures, horizontal lines, angles, and swirls that create a vibrant yet veiled picture of an obscure primeval landscape. Mark Rothko-Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea(1944)
  25. 25. Composition is mostly devoid of color. Rather it is dominated by a variety of grays that create a shallow spatial dimension. The muddy tones convey a deep and haunting image while the lonesome yellowlily sharply contrasts with the rest of the painting. Max Beckmann-Adam and Eve (1917)
  26. 26. A still life of fruit in the foreground, a row of three blue goblets and apples diagonally bisecting the canvas, and three puppies drinking from a pan. The incongruous scale and placement of these objects on a dramatically upturned tabletop results in a disorienting composition. Paul Gauguin-Still Life with Three Puppies(1888)
  27. 27. Claude Monet-The Thames below Westminster(1871) An asymmetrical composition balanced by the horizontal bridge, the boats floating upon the waves with the vertical wharf and ladder in the foreground. The entire background rests in a layer of mist containing a range of colors that creates a dense atmosphere that renders the city in the distance.
  28. 28. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner-Nollendorfplatz(1912) Cityscape appears to be warped or distorted. The quick, gestural use of line creates a sense of immediacy and speed within the piece, capturing the essence of a busy city. Clashing blues and yellows depict the painting throughout.
  29. 29. This painting expresses movement and activity with an employed red and blue, using white to mark the spaces between colors, giving the composition extra volume. Fernand Leger- Contrast of Forms(1913)
  30. 30. Fernand Leger- The city (1919) Uses abstract shapes to symbolize an urban landscape. Many colors collide as volumes and flat shapes both recede and move forward in space, creating a collage effect that reflects a strange beauty.
  31. 31. Paul Cézanne- Mont Sainte, (1905) Composition is depicted through daubs of paint as opposed to being visually depicted. The looming mountains resembles a puzzle set of various hues, assembled into a recognizable object making the overall composition representational.
  32. 32. The colors are vibrant and express emotions typically associated with the life of sunflowers. Uses yellow hues to describe and express the lifespan of the flowers. Bright yellows representing life and arid browns death. Utilizes line and texture by applying each sunflower with the nature of life. Vincent van Gogh-Fourteen Sunflowers in a Vase(1888)
  33. 33. Vincent van Gogh- Wheatfield under thunderclouds(1890) The roiling storm clouds on the left, painted in short, pull my eyes to the right where they fade into the dark blue-black horizon. Use of cool colors creates an expressive atmosphere. Feelings of nostalgia and loneliness take over as I imagine myself under the cool blue sky while the green compensates and gives a sense of peace and ease.
  34. 34. A luminous surface is shown using contrasting colors and tones that pulses with an interior light. The lines of composition all point to the center of the work drawing the eye along the pavement as if the viewer is strolling the cobblestone streets. Vincent van Gogh- Café terrace At Night(1888)
  35. 35. The dark colors of the painting allude to a horrific visual. The striated lines that fall above the two figures obstruct my view while creating visual movement. Faces seem to be smeared or faded, conveying a sense of exhaustion. Francis Bacon- Two Figures (1953)
  36. 36. The contrasting warm and cool shades here create the ambiguous illusion of threedimensional structures. Difficult to tell weather concave or convex. Wide use of color spectrum. Victor Vasarely- Duo 2 (1967)
  37. 37. Franz Marc- Fighting Forms(1914) Abstract expressionism. The light is produced by the warm colors: orange, red. It employs stylized lines and curves, as well as a bright contrast to the low values which magnifies its proposed vision of nature.
  38. 38. My eyes get lost following the sway of the crowd. People are running in all the directions which induces an impression of disorder and chaos. It is a scene of havoc where red dominates all. Georg Grosz. Metropolis. (1916-17).
  39. 39. Palette is comprised of cool colors dominated by blues and grays, though the accents of red, yellow, and orange add to the visual dynamic of the composition. The figures hand goes unrecognized and lost inside the whirlpool of completely abstracted forms that structures the composition. KazimirMalevich- Woman with pails(1912-13)
  40. 40. Using repetitive images the composition produces the illusion of movement while also making a dramatic use of shadow and light. A combination of photography and painting. Andy Warhol- Self-Portrait(1986)
  41. 41. My eyes meet hers as they continue down her body and through the exquisite use of chromatic chords. Atmospheric perspective is relevant. Palm trees are a sunflower yellow to make the trees more pronounced while adding very little contrast. Her calmness and nakedness show the comfortable aspects of being in nature. Paul Gauguin-The Seed of the Areoi(1892)
  42. 42. Very intense and almost frightening self portrait. The use of line and contour give the subject a grotesque body, fully exposed with his face partially hidden suggesting a sense of shame and anxiety. EgonSchiele- Self-Portrait(1910)
  43. 43. Paul Cezanne- Foilage (1895) Nature is evoked in the lightness and transparency of the medium, in the placement of the subject, and in the inferred movement. Brushstrokes create the illusion of light and shadow. Colored lines and planes and overlapping shades create a spatial depth of the subject.
  44. 44. A sense of airiness and movement flows through the dense weave of brushstrokes while also creating a shimmering effect. The painting appears nearly abstract from the use of strokes. Trees cut off obscuring the sky beyond. Paul Cézanne- Pines and Rocks(1897)
  45. 45. Brightly colored abstract composition. Uneven rectangles and trapezoids create paths leading one's eye from the bottom of the page to the horizon. Broad trapezoids painted pale hues are arranged down the center to suggest a main path. Overall artist manipulates color, shape, and line to create a sense of high depth and movement. Paul Klee-Highway and Byways(1928)
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