July 1, 2014
For my gallery report I went to the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History on Mountain road. The art work that really grabbed my attention was a piece called Abstraction. It’s oil on canvas painting by Paul Burlin and was painted in 1918. I choose this painting because I prefer the abstract art because it seems more appealing to me more then other styles. Second I like how the oil on canvas looks it really makes the colors have more intensity. Then third the colors that the artist use was the first thing that grabbed my attention.
The medium in the painting is oil on canvas and that’s the only medium of the art piece. The style of the painting is an abstract style, it’s not only abstract because of the title but because the painting is not representational. We can see the artist is drawing people but they aren’t being drawing like real people are represented as. The artist makes the people look like shadowy figures with not much detail just white eyes for the face. But we can still tell it’s a person that the artist is trying to draw. The over exaggerating of people and objects in the painting also make it abstract like the shadow objects at the top of the painting.
This piece got my attention because of the lines in the art work. There are thick long lines and short skinny lines in the painting. The artist also used shapes in the painting of the background. There is triangle and rectangular shapes in the background and on the building side of the painting and diamond like figures for the trees. In this painting the artist also uses direction and movement. The trees are going back more into the painting with what looks like a rail of some sort, but they both have a one point linear perspective to them vanishing in the back of the painting. The value in the painting is a dark and a light value. The dark value is the shadow parts and the trees. The background of the painting has lighter values for the building on the side. The...