Sample Art Essay Paper on Works of Art on Display

Majority of museums across the world holds several pieces of art some of which are displayed everyday while others on special occasions. However, the small fractions of the artwork that are open to be viewed on specific occasions are considered as masterpieces. The following are some of the works of art that are on display on museums across the world.

The Bedroom (1889)

“The Bedroom” is about a drawing of a “studio in the south” which Vincent van Gogh had embodied in his house. He used color to create the harmonious feeling which he wanted to achieve with this particular drawing. The color yellow brings out the harmonious effect which Gogh had envisioned of having like-minded artists working together in one place to create a future art. However, the main challenge that an audience may have when looking at the image is identifying the harmonious effect in the image.

I also want to learn more about this drawing because of the perfect balance in intelligence that the painter used to compose the portrait. It is clear that only a good artist can be able to read the mind of Gogh through this drawing; to an ordinary person, it appears like a common bedroom but there is much to it that can be learnt.

At the same time, I would like to learn more about self-imagination as an aspect that an artist can use to read the mind of another artist through their work. It is because when you look at this particular drawing, Gogh used different colors on the wall, bed, and floor meaning that it is possible to draw different meaning from the painting.

Foliage-Oak Tree and Fruit Seller (1918)

“Foliage-Oak Tree and Fruit Seller” is about a painting done by Edouard Vuillard. The image includes riot of branches together with foliage eclipses that creates a scene on the street with a high number of women and children. At the same time, there is a female fruit seller with a cart which is placed at the middle of the ground on her left side. By viewing this art piece, it is evident that Vuillard used various tones to diffuse and obscure the subject creating an effect that looks like a tapestry.

I would like to learn more about the distemper technique that is used in this painting to diffuse the meaning. It is because the distemper medium has created a thick surface that makes it difficult for the audience to point out the images of people in the picture. Though the distemper technique makes the painting look attractive, one can easily miss identifying the basic characters in it thus failing to point out its true meaning.

On the other hand, I would love to learn more about the aspects of illusion that are presented in the image. It is because the distemper technique brought out a range of tones which makes the image of the children not very visible. It takes a keen person to identify some of the effects that have been used in this painting making it special.

Nighthawks (1942)

“Nighthawks” is a painting by Edward Hopper which is mainly inspired by a restaurant setting in New York City. The painting is carefully constructed by the use of bright color to bring meaning to it. There are four individuals in the picture but their relationship has been left ambiguous for the audience to deduce meaning based on their imagination. Through the use of dark color, a person can assume that it is dark outside and the two individuals talking to be the receptionist in the restaurant have come to seek some shelter for the night.

I intend to learn more about the melodrama aspects that is presented in this modern piece of art because of the use of various colors to bring the message home to the audience. Hopper has interplayed with several objects like the hotel, the people and different colors to draw the attention of the audience to understand its meaning.

I would like to learn ways in which an artists like me can use various chains of command to create style in an artwork. It is because I believe that style speaks a lot when it comes to the beauty and value of a piece of art. 

Khee II (1978)

“Khee II” is a painting by Jack Whitten which appears more like a photograph or a moment that has been recorded. These photography effects in this particular painting make it unique and more modern than the other paintings which were made in the 1900s.  The painting is about different shaped objects which have been laid on top of a canvas. Whitten used tools such as combs or sticks to create the hand-rigged mechanisms. There is a striated surface which appears bright from within.

I would like to learn the ways in which this particular painting represents modernity in the world of art. It is because Whitten used special effects that make the painting appear more like a photograph making it unique. By exploring abstraction possibility, Whitten brought about special features in painting that I did not know existed.

I would also like to learn more about the true meaning of this painting and what inspired the artists to create it. It is because the painting requires a lot of imagination to drive out its true meaning. On the other hand, the freeze and catch aspects used on the objects in the painting can be evaluated different when trying to deduce meaning.