The Adoration Of The Shepherds Analysis

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This painting got me admiring it which looked artificial where it was godly and that painting is “The Adoration of the Shepherds” by Joachim Antonisz Wtewael. The Painting is located at The Legion of Art under the galleries of countless Renaissance Pieces and Baroque pieces that all have resembling quality that resemble the one I choose. The Piece that I choose is an Oil on Canvas which was created in 1598-1599 from a Dutch Artist Wtewael. The piece got my attention for having a similar style like of Caravaggio 's by making his painting emotional and full of dramatic postures, but one main difference was that Wtewael’s painting looked artificial with its colors and bodies while before the renaissance made their paintings realistically . The …show more content…
The medium used is the same as Wtewael version of The Adoration of the Shepherds. One of the main differences that is noticeable is that Grecos piece has the newly developed style of “Chiaroscuro” which was heavily used during the Baroque period mainly by Caravaggio. Greko uses angels in his pieces and has removed all animals that contain powerful iconography. The Ox is nowhere to be seen, the sheep is nowhere to seen and there is no dog. Wtewael has a style that of which is exaggerated colors and exaggerated physique of the body where the characters look godly. Compared to Grecos painting, his characters look soft lacking muscle. I believe that is due to the chiaroscuro because that style is used to give the notion that the painting is happening right in front of the individual. Thus making the characters as realistic as to the eye of an average person. One main thing that the Artist differ in is that Wtewael looks drasticly sharper while Grecos looks rather …show more content…
Veronese’s piece has a heavy influence in the use of “three”, such as the three arches of the structure. There are three scenes that are divided within the arches, and the use of three supports that this a Christian painting. Just like in Wtewael both artist have placed christ at the center of the painting, both have made Christ lighter causing Christ to stand out, and both have made the characters emotional. One thing that stands out about Christ is that his clothes are not modern for the time the painting was painted while the other characters are wearing fancy modern clothing for that time. While Wtewael paints everybody with the same clothing, and Veronese for some reason decided to make Christ look like his own time. Both Artist use direction force to focus the attention towards the center of the painting with faces turned towards christ emotionally. Both artist decided on how to present the scene and Veronese decided to paint the painting in luxury, while Wtewael painted the scene in poverty with clothes that are ragged. Veronese “Linear Perspective” is extremely noticeable granting the visual illusion of the background as three dimensional buildings. Both Artist take use of this technique, but Wtewael has a lighter impact due to his painting being drastically closer than

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