Art Analysis: You Go Girl

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History of Art During my visit at Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, I came across several modern and contemporary artists. At the time of my visit the museum displayed different pieces created by women artists, they called this, “You Go Girl!” exhibit. While viewing these works I viewed different artists with different pieces but similar themes. Each artist used their art to convey issues or their feelings using different techniques.
One artist was Georgia O’Keeffe. Georgia O’Keeffe is a 20th century artist who is best known for her flower canvases and southwestern landscapes. O’Keeffe studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and in the 1900 studied with William Merritt Chase in New York as a member of the Art Students League.
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This piece is oil on canvas and is 48 x 45 inches. This shows a predominate sky which bears down with intense presence on earth. In the painting you can barely notice the horizon line; it appears as if the sky is the whole picture. This picture is built up by many luminous layers of thinly applied color which shows light and atmosphere with depth and deep mystery. By using the dark colors of blue and gray, with very little shades of white, it appears as if a storm is brewing in the sky. As you look to the low horizon line you notice the waves appear to be very choppy, again hinting that a very big storm is on the …show more content…
Whereas all the pieces were similar in theme, landscapes. They were portrayed using different mediums, shades of color and style. Machu Picchu, Midsummer Moonlight, Moonlight and At Aswan on the Nile are all visuals of landscapes. These landscapes reveal the artist’s feelings about certain events that were important in their lives. Machu Picchu and Midsummer Moonlight uses darker shades with blue tones and the pictures depict a scene of sadness and suggest mystery. Each artist portrayed a landscape but used different types to express their meaning. Machu Picchu is a painting of the mountains where she visited and became fascinated with Peru landscapes. Midsummer Moonlight is a painting that is portrayed on the sea over a stormy night, which is where the artist lived. Moonlight is a field where there is rocks and the moon is shining down on them, she used landscapes and shades of color to bring personal expression to her paintings. At Aswan on the Nile used landscapes as well in her paintings, however she used bright colors and represented the landscape in a more exact representation rather than abstract. Ultimately each artist used landscapes as their main creation but by using different methods, such as shades of colors, lines and styles such as abstract or impressionism. Hecksher museum exhibited many artists throughout different centuries, giving a variety of artworks to contemplate and

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