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Detailsof Renaissance Paintings


Silkscreenand Acrylic on Linen

1984,Andy Warhol Museum

deYoung Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Exactsize and scale of the work

This art is a painting of theVenus, the goddess, which tends to portray the strength of today’swoman.

Details ofRenaissance

Detailsof Renaissance art(originally by SandroBotticelli, Birthof Venus, 1482) or1984 done by AndyWarhol, is a silkscreenand acrylic ink on linen paint. The piece was watched at the deYoung Museum exhibitionin January, 2015. A Contemporary Venus, AndyWarhol’s paintingtitled Details ofRenaissance Paintingsdenotes the façade of Venus. This artistry was achieved in 1984 as aportrayal of the face of Venus from the previous picture. The piece`srecent location was at the ArkansasArts Center while itsknown home is the AndyWarhol Museum inPittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The painting has a silkscreen and acrylicink on linen, and it can directly be grasped from one side since itis dangling on the wall. The work is a loud sign of the face of thegoddess as illustrated earlier in TheBirth of Venus by theconversely Warhol utilizes supplementary insignias in his art.Venus’s face as well as the neck is pink colored while her mane isblack, red, orange, and yellow. In comparison, the background is adense azure blue color.

In Detailsof Renaissance artistry,Venus’s expression and hair are accentuated, and the overridingfeatures are her hair due to the dark colors and her stare. Warholmakes proper use of oblique lines to lead observers’ eyes round thepiece of art. The implicit lines are the constituents of Venus’shair useful in directing watchers’ eyes to the bottom right,center, and top. This is because the hair strands are heading inevery direction. One wad of hair flows downwards to the foot of theart on the left near her face. The particular bundle of hair conveyssome course to the left, but not so much because this side is blank.However, the blankness is balanced disproportionately by the goddess’gaze in the bearing of the far left corner and the light shade usedin the bare space. This light color is visually light consequently,it has less weight as the obscure, deeper colors of Venus’s hairand face. This pictorial lightness alongside her gaze is sturdyenough to withstand the throng of hair and slice of a floret on theright.

This painting is used contourssince it is two-dimensional. The majority of the shapes are fashionedby lines and swings in color. For instance, Venus’s hair color ismolded by a change from the blue contextual and her rosy upper body.Lines were drawing her hair in various parts also provide the form tothe outline of her hair. Hence, both lines and alteration in colorare jointly used in some regions and disperse in other areas toproduce the heightened outline in the piece. In this artwork, thelight foundation is not grasped. Meanwhile, this source is observedat the left of the portrait since Warhol uses a dainty yellow colorin addition to the pink color already presented on the left of theface that creates the glow like simulation on her face. Warhol’searnest colors for the face and hair of the painting contrast withthe light blue background. These warm insignias make her gainhighlights from the background. Moreover, these colors beside asoothing blue background offer the art an unearthly excellence.

The painter’s use of colorslikewise generates Concord and diversity. His use of whole-heartedcolors exclusively in the piece and his utilization of a singledensely-colored background produce harmony in the painting.Nonetheless, the distinction between warm and cool colors aids tocreate variability. The bud in the top right similarly createsmultiplicity since it is not a portion of Venus, who is the emphasis.The flower is the solitary thing in the creation furthering Venuswhich prompts the observer to query its tenacity. The placement ofthe hair and the curls of her hair produce a feeling of motion. Onewad of her hair is at the extremity of the painting. Another few wadsare on the inside and are rather separated. A different bundle is atthe uppermost part of the art. The entire hair is curly to suggestmovement as if it is being wafted by the wind gently.

Warhol’s utilization of colorsprovides the painting with a contemporary look as an alternative tothe old-fashioned white color utilized in TheBirth of Venus thatsignified pureness. The pink paint used to decorate the body makesher look daring and stout, not just gorgeous, as is expected of agoddess. Warhol further illustrates this by merely displaying herface downwards towards her shoulders, omitting her breasts and othersensory parts that were initially in TheBirth of Venus. Byusing color, Warhol produced a changed representation of brashnessand forte for Venus as a substitute for the conventional sign ofbeauty. These new features correspond to the role of women in currentsociety. Today, they are mentored to achieve their successindependently which is represented by the boldness.


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