Analysis Of The Book ' Ansley Adams ' Essay

795 Words Mar 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Ansley Adams is the creator of this oil panting called memento Mori” which is located at Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery at USC Upstate. Ansley Adams created this painting circa two-thousand and fifteenth. The medium of the work is oil, and the dimension of the Memento Mori is fifteen and a half by sixteen. The subject of this painting is the skull and the long glass bottle. The term Memento Mori is a Latin word that means remember you must die. It depicts a picture of a skull on a table on top of a stand with an orange glass bottle beside it. The style of this is Painterly abstraction. The skull is color yellow, orange, white, and the color dark blue is in the skull mouth, eye sockets and in the hole of the skull brain. The stand that supports the skull weigh is a greenish grayish color with some hints of orange. The skull shadow is a baby blue color, and next to the skull lies a tall orange glass bottle that is taller than the skull. The shadow of the glass bottle is also blue. The background is orange, blue, and a grayish white. The table is a combination of purple, green, and yellow. A painting of a skull can stand for many things like toughness, caution, and history, and a painting of a glass bottle ca n stand for power and elegance, but in this painting the glass bottle stands for life and the skull stand for death. The person in this problem was trying to find warmth and happiness in life by drinking through the bottle and the bottle was the cause of his death. The…

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