I decided to do my exhibit paper on the European art section of the Dallas museum of art. As I viewed many different paintings, I noticed many were similar in a way. All of paintings seemed to have a delicate and elegant touch to them using color and light. European Art originated from the renaissance to the beginning of modern times. European Art is classified by specific ranks depending on the genre of the image.
Many of the paintings had the human body portrayed in them as well as nature scenes. European ranks the human body paintings as the most significant from others. For the reason that they believe the body is a perfect image created by god. An artist named Jean Baptiste Pater caught my eye as I was picking out what works of art I would compare. Two of his paintings were side and at first I could not see any difference. Both paintings show the beauty of the human body and depict nature as life itself. The difference in these two paintings was very slight including clothes, different people, different medium of colors etc.
A number of European paintings were based on religion, history and literature. They portrayed famous stories of the bible, kings and emperors. Paintings I saw that were based on religion was Adam and Eve painting and paintings that included babies and angels. Several of the paintings I saw were placed in huge frames that made them look really expensive. Beautiful colors were used and everything looked so fancy and as if it was to be placed in a palace or castle. Another subject that European based there art on was history. History was shown a lot through the paintings, in the different clothing and hairstyles. Images of the human body in the paintings were very common in the European art exhibit. Paintings of individuals doing everyday life experiences portraying women and men were seen. I noticed not a lot of the paintings included people doing heroic actions but more natural and everyday activities instead.
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