The Mulberry Tree Analysis

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The title of this painting is the Winter (The Vicarage Garden under Snow) by Vincent van Gogh. The date of the painting is probably January 1885. The medium is oil on canvas, mounted to panel. The scale is 23 x 31-1/8 in. (58.4 x 79.1 cm). Second painting I chose is The Mulberry Tree by Vincent van Gogh. The date of is October 1889. The medium is oil on canvas. The scale is 21-1/4 x 25-1/2 in. (54 x 65 cm). Vincent van Gogh was the second born of six children. His family was in a religious Dutch Reformed Church in the south of the Netherlands. Vincent van Gogh's parents were Theodorus Van Gogh and he was a clergyman. His mother was Anna Cornelia Carbentus. This painting shows us that it was taking during a cold winter day. You can see the bare …show more content…
The second similarly is the both pictures have a tree. They are both similar because he was expressing how he felt during the time he did these paintings. The three formal elements I chose are: line, color, and pattern/shape. In Vicarage Garden, it shows a vertical line in the painting. It was created an upright figure, such as trees, man, and a plant scattered around. Secondly, I choose color because in the Mulberry tree painting it appearance tells us a mood of this painting. He used complementary and secondary colors such as, white, green, brown, black, and some blue. These colors used a very natural and slightly dull environment. The white shows positive and lively emotions. Also, the white shows a lonely and dull sense. The white and others colors features due to mix of the colors of the painting. In the painting Gogh also uses a mix of white, blue, and green to paint the sky. The sky is very interesting but also has a confused look when you look at it for a long time. Lastly, I choose pattern/shape because Van Gogh did a great job showing us a creating a space and depth through techniques such as by comparison size. For example, the wall as it moves from the left side of the painting to the right and it subside. In the Mulberry Tree, to make the leaves he used diagonal and curvilinear lines. The movement of the leaves was diagonal and the blue sky used a lot of short diagonal …show more content…
Although, both pictures were taking outside of a house, and the sky in Vicarage Garden it looks cloudy and it looks like it's about to rain. In Mulberry Tree, the sky is bright. It looks like it was a bright during the sunny day. Also, it was taking on a mountain top. The three formal elements I chose are, color, emphasis and focal point, and repetition and rhythm. The trees were colorful. Another important principle for this painting is emphasis and focal point. Focal point of the painting is tree standing. Lastly, I chose repetition and rhythm because this painting feels the intense energy from the painting. Therefore, I think there is no original set of focal point in the piece because the eye wanders all over the shade of the piece as I viewed it. Gogh trying to tell us he was depressed and he turned to art to make him feel better about himself. Van Gogh expressed his passion for art during the rough time of his life. The other work surrounding is Still Life by Vincent Van Gogh. The date is November 1884. The scale is 15-3/4 x 22-1/4 in. (40.0 x 56.5 cm). The medium is oil on canvas. Second, I chose is Portrait of the Artist's Mother by Vincent van Gogh. The date is October 1888. The scale is 16 x 12-3/4 in. (40.6 x 32.4 cm). The medium is oil on canvas. My understanding of the works because even though he was going through a hard time and

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