Illness Archive

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Displaying mental distress with insane feelings of the sorrow, the picture describes an old man crying over for unknown reasons.  He is stressed out and looks unable to bear any more stress as he is trying to hide from the tensed world by concealing his eyes behind his fists. The support by the elbow represents his weakness and inability to cope more with the undesired situations. The strongly closed fist may represent the anger inside him which has aroused after many years of anxiety and strain as those are the essential factors for anger. The flames in the fireplace at backdrop may represent the fiery agony by which the old man is suffering and has become an infinite struggle. Van Gogh firstly made draft of […]

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This painting is a part of the series Cypresses by Van Gogh produced in 1889-1890. The represented one is the most popular as it got famed in 1993 after its sell to Walter H. Annenberg for an equivalent amount of $ 86.3 million. It is considered as the artist one of the masterpieces. Though, if one takes a closer look at the painting, he learns that the depiction is more related to his fantasy than the reality as if he just watched the real scene and then depicted it in his own style of broken brush and post-impressionist vivid colors. This portrayal from his last days has filled with vibrant and close to original colors as he accepted the post-impressionism. Van Gogh’s prominent works has […]

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Andrew Wyeth is a reputable American painter who received National Medal of Arts in 2007 by the president Barack Obama himself. Christina’s World Analysis This realistic and simple painting is Titled Christina’s world. The title is very meaningful comprising the whole way and state of life of the posing model. Apparently, the model was named Anna Christina Olson. She is depicted in the yellowish grassland with a house with other farm-related buildings at the back. The appealing aspect is that Christina was a patient of Polio, which has snatched away her ability to walk. One day, when she was enjoying the meadow and was crawling over it, painter Andrew Wyeth saw her from the window and decided to depict. Eloquent Title He decided the title […]

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The portrait of an Old Man is painted by a New York born artist Charles Daniel Grave who went to Florence for his love of art and currently possesses a studio in the Italian city since 1978. I think the essence of portraits is to represent the person in an emphasized way to extrude the real nature, the real appearance or to introduce the masked reality of the person. If the artist captures the personality accurately in the portrait you can vividly imagine the person’s nature in real life. Maybe this couldn’t be true in every case, but you surely get the idea. But if an artist is portraying Hitler, you will never get his depictions cheerful. He would always be rigid, straight and frowned […]

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