Analysis Of The Seduction Of Yusuf

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The Seduction of Yusuf created by Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. The Seduction of Yusuf is a flat plain painting, with numerous decorative patterns for your eye to follow throughout the image, while the artist try to tell a story with in its context. The artist uses vivid colors, numerous use of geometric shapes in the image itself and has a wide use of multiple patterns for your eye to look at as it moves from one side of the image to another and you’re never being completely being drawn in by the seduction in the top right hand corner. The seduction features to figures in the top hand corner of the painting. One image is a female laying down on the ground. The other depiction of the figure is of a male being depicted in a heroic stance. These two …show more content…
She begins to chase him through her house and starts to lock all the doors and windows behind her, so joseph cannot escape. Eventually joseph is cornered by the Potiphar's or governor’s wife in a room. She tries to seduce him and he denies her every advance towards to him. Soon all the doors and window magically open and joseph if free to leave. In some way this is meant to represent a miracle. In the story, it describe that her homes walls are painted with seductive imagery of her and joseph in erotic positions together. In the artist rendering of this painting he has decided to paint detailed and vivid patterns on the walls of the home. When looking at the painting the eye tends to wonder from one pattern to another, it never quite focusing on just one area of the painting. When looking at the patterns, the artist tends to repeat himself with the same pattern again. In doing so he never seems to repeat the pattern twice and tends to keep the same pattern in one area of the painting. The painting is derived of two patterns, one pattern that is heavily detailed and colored, the second is more simple and geometric. We only see the heavily detailed patterns on the walls, rugs, and parts of the …show more content…
In the rendering of the house, the artist has made the house appear very flat with its consistent geometric shapes. When looking at the house, it almost appears as the house is made out of children’s building blocks. The geometric shapes that make up the house appear to make the painting feel flat pained, what makes the painting feel even more flat plain is the used of the intense, vivid, and detailed patterns that are all over the painting. From the patterns on the walls to the patterns on the floors that appear less detailed and larger in scale contribute to the painting flat plain. What contributes to the painting flat plain even more is the lack of shading in the imagery. The artist has used an immense use of detailed patterns in the painting, as well as color. The artist has chosen the most vivid of color to decorate the home as well as the clothing on the characters. He seems to use shades of blues, greens oranges, browns, greys, purples and gold to paint the home. For the characters he seems to use very bright colors for there clothing. He utilizes joseph clothing as a bright mint-green and the Potiphar's or governor’s wife is painted

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