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This artwork would be a good piece for the museum because to me it just sticks out.
There is so much blue in the picture. It just drew me in to it. When you first look at it, it looks
like a waterfall running over a cliff, but then when you actually look at it for a long period then
you can see all the carved figures and lines that are used.
Gina Gray is widely respected as one of the finest print-makers in American Indian art
today. Her works focus on colorful pictographic compositions. Her innovative style has earned
her numerous distinctions, including a one-artist exhibit at the Wheelwright Museum (Santa Fe,
NM). Her works are included in the collection of the Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK).
She was born in Pawhuska, OK. She is the Commissioner of National Indian Arts and Crafts
Board, a painter and printmaker, and works with Indian youth. She is one of most respected and
well-known artists in Oklahoma.
Still Life Vincent Van Gogh,19th Century-10 5/8 X 14 (27 x 35.6 cm)
Vincent Van Gogh was the oldest of six children. He profoundly influenced
Expressionism. He was psychotic and ended up shooting himself in 1890. His brother, Theo, dies
6 months later on January 25th,1891. Van Gogh was very lonely and full of despair. The still
Life with fruit that measured 10.5/8 X 14(27 X 35.6 cm) is all the information that was posted
here. This was Oil on Canvas from the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. The other picture we
discussed is Edward Munch's Berlin Girl-41.05 X 32.5 cm. Her hair does look lop-sided, but I
guess there was just something he was able to capture in the work that showed character and an
aloofness that is hard to describe.
Van Gogh captures the formalist qualities of shapes and forms in this rendering of fruit.
He certainly defines the word "Masterpiece in this aesthetic work."
Berlin Girl (Woman with gray-green eyes), Edward Munch- 41.05 X 32.5 cm, 1906
In Berlin Girl, by Edward Munch, he has managed to capture a great use of proportion
and shading in this portrait of "Woman with gray-green eyes." (1906). I see a woman who
probably has faced the stark realities of life. Her hair is interspersed with light in just the right
places. She looks like she has lived a rather harsh life, in my opinion. Her expression tells you
everything you need to know and perhaps what the artist was thinking, as well. There is great use
of proportion and shading captured in this work. Her hair does look lop-sided, but I guess there
was just something he was able to capture in this work that showed character and an aloofness
that is hard to describe.
The timeline on Edward Munch goes-1863-he was born in Norway. In 1868, his mother
died of TB. In 1877, his sister dies. In 1879, he goes to college and in 1888, he leaves college to
paint. In 1881, he paints his first self-portrait. In 1888, he has an Art Exhibition and continues
until 1944, when he died after his 80th birthday. He left the city of Oslo with 1,000 paintings and
15,400 lithographs. His life and Van Gogh's life were similar because of so much misery and he
was an Expressionist. The contrast was that he sold several art works before he died and Van
Gogh only sold one.
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