Sample Art Paper on Creative Art Pieces

The image above is Michelangelo’s Pieta depicting the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus after he was removed from the cross where he died. The masterpiece is sculpted from marble and properly polished to assume a smooth and fluid appearance with arrested emotion. The sculpture remains an impressive interpretation of the initial moments immediately following the death of Jesus. Michelangelo manages to accurately capture lots of emotion from a very serene scene. Though not the real depiction of happenings during that time, the Pieta captures a young Mary cradling the lifeless body of her son in her lap. Mary’s face appears to be both peaceful and serene as the wounds in the hands, feet and side of Jesus are visible.

The Pieta is a colorful representation of love and empathy from Mary to her son regardless of him being dead. It depicts the absolute commitment of a mother to a son that knows no boundaries and no end. The use of smooth and fluid finishing signifies the gravity of the situation; of deep sorrow and pain. The posture taken by Mary and the fact that she is gazing at her son’s lifeless body signify the immeasurable affection she has towards Jesus as she would rather have him on her lap than anywhere else regardless of him being lifeless.

The painting above is Judith Beheading Holofernes painted by Merisi da Caravaggio. It depicts a young female figure killing a middle aged man by slitting his throat using a sharp shiny sword while pulling his hair. All this happens as another old lady stands by probably rallying her. The painting is presented on a dark background with shades of red. The man appears to be gasping for air as blood gushes from his throat. The lady looks intent and determined to finish this atrocity while the old woman Okays all this. The image bears a dark and volatile mood since all this happens without the knowledge of the man, since he was sleeping. Half of his torso is still covered while he appears to be laying on a white pillow and sheets.

The painting potentially depicts a quarrel between two spouses with the disagreement being fueled by the old lady, who may be the mother of the lady. The top part of the background is covered with a red sheet that may be inferring to the fact that these two – the man and woman – were once lovers whose love has grown sour (Dinham, 2013). The young lady seems to be fueled by love for the old lady and hatred for what she abhors not necessarily what the young lady hates. The old lady seems to be manipulating the young lady shown by her looking at the man with abhorrence. The image seems to be depicting a couples’ crisis that is instigated by the old woman on the right of the image.

The painting is Still Life with Apples and it was painted by the French painter Paul Cézanne It shows apples on a plate next to a green vase, ginger pot, and a rum bottle. The image is full of different shapes, lightings, and color. These three elements are properly rearranged such that they appear locked together. The objects’ edges also appear to run into each other such as the black arabesque appearing to run from the blue cloth only to capture one of the apples at the center.  The image is likely from an ancient time since the objects were most common in the ancient periods. It is a great image because of the simplicity of the painting and a complexity of the message behind it (Battenfield, 2009).

 

The painting above is Bergere, Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies. At the center of the painting is a young woman standing alone in a crowded room. She is leaning on a table with many drinks, a vase of flowers and a cluster of fruits on another vase. She bears a melancholic and detached look on her face perhaps showing how she’s unhappy with the job she’s doing but she has no choice but to do it. The woman is isolated from her surroundings as everyone in the room seems to be jovial and enjoying themselves. Behind her is another lady probably with a client or her lover but everyone’s mood differs from that of the young lady.

 

References

Battenfield, J. (2009). The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. Da Capo Press.

Dinham, J. (2013). Delivering Authentic Arts Education PDF. Cengage Learning Australia.