Analysis Of The Painting Las Hilanderas ( 1657 ) Essay

978 Words Apr 6th, 2016 4 Pages
On the painting Las Hilanderas (1657), Velázquez seek to warn the nobility of that time against pride, by painting the ordinary workers on the front of the painting, as the main subjects of the painting. In this sense, the work of Velázquez reproduces, allowing interpretations and reinterpretations. When we look at the painting, immediately we see two contrasting plans. Two well-differentiated moments the colors and play of light. However, when we look more closely, we realize that this game of colors and lights plus a series of indices offered by identifiable immediate plans creates a third plane, the perspective.
On the first plane of the painting, the viewer can notice the use of darker and warmer colors such as red, which are used on a large scale. The scene seems dull in the shadows, where some figures are slightly distorted. It is the job of the scene, of the Weaving production process. In which five women appear in the full act of work. On the left, we see two women, whose positions are contrasting: one appears sitting in front of a spinning wheel that appears to be in motion; the other appears feet and gives us the impression of revealing this scene, because holding the red curtain to give us the idea of moving to open the curtains. A woman stands with her back turned to the viewer, and because of that, we do not see her face, but we are able to see the movement of her hands, her work tool, which is highlighted by the light. The other, who is standing, seems to be…

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