Harvest On The Campagna Analysis

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Harvest on the Campagna

The piece I chose to write about is Harvest on the Campagna by John Gatsby Chapman. This piece is displayed in the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. The museum had a wide range of artwork both professional and local, although, this particular one caught my eye at the door as it was displayed in the front lobby near the entrance. This piece is approximately 8 x 3 ½ and was surrounded by a large golden frame that was surely a show stopper but, that’s not exactly what drew me to the painting initially. After passing the piece a few times, my attention immediately focused on the woman’s head garment. It was a large hat with various plants and flowers flowing downwards to where it appears that the woman is being showered with them. Another aspect that caught my eye was her highly pigmented shirt. Compared to the other color hues in the painting, the color stood out the most which led me to believe that it was a large focal point to the overall painting. The whole figure of the woman harvesting fruit led me to believe she was simply collecting food for her family. The
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It gives off the effect that this is a still life work that most likely had a model for it. Intimate works of art like these give the impression that you have a one on one connection with the subject of the painting along with the artist’s visions and intentions with the piece. Art such as this one also are seen different by others and can give off different impressions, which fascinates me. I’ve always had an eye for art in all forms and experiencing them physically gives off different views and emotions rather than looking at it on a computer screen. You get to fully embrace the artistic appeal that each and every artist display in their work of art first hand, which adds to the experience. Art is all around us in all different forms, it just depends on how it is are or what is considered art to

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