In Thomas Cole’s The Oxbow he depicts a landscape in the aftermath of a storm. Contrasting darkness into light a clear view is given of the remnants of the storm shown by dark clouds and gnarled trees and metamorphoses into the bright and sunny New England countryside. In comparison Hokusai’s Ejira in Suruga Province, also a landscape but shown in a different perspective. Where The Oxbow is seemingly calm and contained, Ejira In Suruga Province is a flurry of motion its’ inhabitants scurrying for shelter from the powerful gusts of wind.
UNITY & VARIETY
In The Oxbow the implied lines and shapes seemingly going in all different directions give the work the illusion of mass, likewise the light and dark areas fade into each other unifying the work and creating a unique landscape. The varying changes from dark to light shifts the focal point from the ravaged tress and dark clouds to the bright blossoming of a new day bringing everything together and gives the feel of being above ground observing the metamorphous from a birds’ eye view. This is effectively achieved by the use of an Analogous color scheme of green, yellow-green and bits of brown throughout the landscape. In contrast the Ejira In Suruga Province, gives a totally different feeling and perspective. In this landscape the diagonal lines seem to push the inhabitants into motion giving the feeling of being caught in the middle of the storm rather than the aftermath as in The Oxbow. This flurry of motion shifts the focal point from the people rushing for shelter, to the trees swaying in the wind and on to the debris that disappears into the biggest underlying focal point, the outline of a mountain. The mountain is merely two intersecting lines and nothing more, yet it manages to make its presence clearly known as everything else seems to point in that direction. These visual elements bring the work together in a maelstrom of movement and their chaotic differences bring the work together in...
...The Oxbow, Thomas Cole
Thomas Cole uses an implied line to separate the dark, untouched forest and dark sky with the tranquil, cultivated farmland below. Cole uses an actual line to outline the banks of the Connecticut River bending through the pastoral land. Actual lines are also used to define the edge of the horizon in the distance. He also used actual lines to portray the rows of manicured farmland.
The first geometric shape I could make out is the triangle of the tiny easel in the middle ground. Other geometric shapes include the outlines of the pastures and fields. You see very angular boundaries and rows of plowed fields. There are plenty of organic shapes as well. Most notably of course is the shape of the river’s bend but also the more subtle question-mark shape of the birds flying in formation. You can also make out logging scares on the hillsides. It was later discovered that those scares were Hebrew letters spelling “Shaddai”.
Since I am analyzing a painting, mass must be implied. Cole is able to use shading to imply the mass of the storm clouds. He also paints the glassy river water from bank to bank showing the mass of the river.
Space is created in this painting in two ways. First, Cole overlaps the cliff on the landscape below. By his vertical placement of the cliff in the lower corner of the picture plane, he further emphasizes the illusion of space. Second, the diminishing size of the river...
...Sherlock Homes and I are at the local coffee shop discussing the recent case of the kidnapping of Nancy Philips and how this event is ever so tragic. At this moment Sherlock is approached by a woman. The woman looks younger, in her late twenties I would say, she had light brown silky hair & she was tall and a very fit woman at that. She had beautiful big green sad eyes and a big black overcoat on with a slouched posture. The young woman had her hair drooped over the side and pinned back out of her face. She stood over us for quite some time, then bursted into tears, Sherlock then went to the next table got a chair and offered her to sit down and explain the problem. The woman then said is a low voice, “My name is Georgia Nicole Philips, I am 31 and my daughter has been kidnapped” I could almost see Sherlock’s brain working when then he knew she was talking about poor old Nancy Philips which ot to be her daughter.
“You are indeed the mother of Nancy Philips?” said Sherlock in a questioning tone.
“Indeed I am, and I am so happy I found you here today, I have heard many wonderful things about you and your success in solving cases. I really hope you can help me figure out this ample mystery and hopefully find my daughter” At this moment Georgia reached in her handbag and whipped her eyes with a handkerchief then quickly stored it away as if she was embarrassed.
“I see you have taken the metro here, you have recently been smoking you also have degrees in law?”
...enough comparison in the world, Schools compares our result to place us in a particular class.
But normally we are quite silent about this matter probably because we feel dissapointed with the unwelcome comparison.And so we refuse to speak up and defend ourselves, but inside we are silently fuming over the unkind remarks.
There is No Need To Compare
Personally, I believe that there is NO NEED for any comparison because each and every one of us are all UNIQUE in our own ways.
Some people may be gifted at being academically brilliant while others are more gifted by working with their hands and producing great pieces of art!
But unfortunately, many of us do not understand this concept and still compare over the silliest things.
For instance, every Chinese New Year, my aunt would compare me and her daughter, who is the same age as I am.
Every year without fail, she would line me up with her daughter back to back and compare our height!
And she will only be satisfied if her daughter is taller than me.
But the secret is, shhh.. I will hunch my shoulders a little lower just to make myself shorter . I am actually one inch taller than her only.
I still do not comprehend why people feel that it's necassary to show and tell people how much better they are than others. I feel that it only shows how insecure they really are
The Comparison Trap
But little do we know that when someone else compares...
...Compare and Contrast Works of Art
Bright colors jumping at you asking for attention, images so real viewers can not tell the difference. These are the thoughts that came to my head as I gazed at two works of art by two Mexican artists at MoLAA museum of art . I visited two museums, Bowers Museum of cultural Art in the heart of Southern California and the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach for my report unfortunately I only liked the works in MoLAA and will talk about it through out my paper. I will talk about two Mexican artists Rafael Cauduro and David Alfaro Siqueros that caught my eye, and made me want to learn more of them and their approach to art. Siqueiros caught my eye and interest because according to his biography "no individual associated with the arts with the possible exception of André Malraux, had been involved in direct political action more than David Alfaro Siqueiros" (Siqueiros Biography online). Personally that to me said a lot and that got me intrigued, and made me want to know more about him and his work. Cauduro on the other hand got me intrigued through his illusionistic approach to art and interpretation of his view of things. Eve thought they seem like different approach to art they are both similar in different ways.
My first artist is Rafael...
...Running head: ACCREDITATION AUDIT CASE STUDY/ TRACER PATIENT TASK
Accreditation Audit Case Study/ Tracer Patient Task III
Accreditation Audit Case Study/ Tracer Patient Task III
At Nightingale Community Hospital, our value regarding safety is “we believe that excellence begins with providing a safe environment. We put our patients first as we seek to exceed the expectations of our customers with superior service, outstanding clinical care and unsurpassed responsiveness.” (Nightingale Community Hospital, 2007, p. 2) In order to achieve excellence in safety, we often preform safety checks. One of these checks recently preformed was of a 67 year old patient who presented for a hysterectomy. She ended up with complications and subsequent treatment for these complications, all care was provided by Nightingale Community Hospital. Mistakes were made with this patients care and corrective actions will be taken. It is cases like these we strive to correct, in order to become “the hospital of choice for patients, employees, physicians, volunteers, and the community.” (Nightingale Community Hospital, p. 3) In order to learn and grow from the mistakes made with our tracer patient, we must identify specific mistakes made and develop a corrective action plan to address the improvements we are going to make.
According to the information provided by our tracer patient’s worksheet, it was determined the patient presented...
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Da CLUE Writing Center
Like da English Department Writing Center, CLUE is not one editing/
proofreading service. Dey will do everyting the uddah place will, but dey
stay open late night. You got full day of classes or work, an' can't make
da uddah hours, CLUE get your back. Dey open from 7pm to 12am in
242 Mary Gates Hall, an' day take drop-ins (dat means you no need one
appointment an' can jus' show up!).
Get One Beef Wit Me
I stay open to feedback, da critiques about wat we doing li'dat, but if you
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stop an' see dese folks on da Expository Writing staff in Padelford A-ll:
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Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Nicholas Carr (b. 1969) has published several books and articles on the
intersection of technology, business, and culture. His works discuss the
role of information technology and the Internet in the workplace and their
effects on individuals. Carr's 2003 article, "IT Doesn't Matter," published
in the Hatvard Business Review, and his incendiary 2004 book, Does IT
Matter?, projected him to prominence as he argued...
...1. Analyze the subject, content, reception, politics of value of the following artworks (use text and the web):
Serie ELA 75K is an actual shopping cart that is plated in 24K gold and is placed on a spinning platform. Sylvie Fleury uses a shopping cart to represent the attraction people have towards the obsession of shopping. This item stands for amounts of money spent on shopping sprees and luxurious things in high-end places. The emptiness of the shopping cart may mean that even though these expensive items can be purchased, very few are bought.
Luncheon on the Grass is an oil painting of a naked woman who is situated next to two clothed men. In 1863 this work of art was found offensive by many. During this era, posing nude was almost unheard of and not only was the nudity the issue, but the fact that Edouard Manet used his wife and another female model for this piece. Another issue that sparked the controversy was that the men in the painting were his brother and his brother in law. This painting portrayed the full sway of prostitution in Paris which was forbidden to speak of or be shown to the public.
The Holy Virgin Mary is a very interesting work of art to say the least. It is compiled from paper collage, oil painting, glitter, elephant dung on linen, map pins, resin, and polyester. This particular work of art is characterized as Virgin Mary in...
...he Laguna Art Museum is a museum located in Laguna Beach, California, on Pacific Coast Highway.
An exhibition titled WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon was displayed at the museum from June 14 to October 4, 2009. The museum recently presented a major retrospective on the artist Roger Edward Kuntz.
The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.
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A group of small marine paintings by Frank Cuprien are on display on the mezzanine.
An artist truly enchanted by the sea, Frank Cuprien built a home and studio in Laguna Beach in 1914. Named The Viking Studio, it was near Bluebird Canyon on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The artist called it his “Citadel of Inspiration” and could often be seen outdoors at his easel painting ocean views like those displayed. He would commonly use such works as the basis for larger compositions painted in the studio. Cuprien earned a national reputation for his paintings of the iridescent effects of sunlight and moonlight on calm seas. He was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, serving as president from 1921 to 1922. He bequeathed his entire estate to the LBAA, and the works of art, including these examples, are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.
M.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA