Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting?
Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect
It also follows a pyramidal composition!
However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
- Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
- Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
- Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
- Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
- Dramatic use of color.
- Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
- As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
- Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini
The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.
Depicting a running target, an arrow chases until it expires and tilts downward toward the ground. The target barely escapes with the arrow hitting the ground and exploding as only modern weapons would.
By Otto Gepko Pfannschmidt, Artist, Salmon Arm, BC Canada
Follow the Escape thread at 15folds.com
These pages are from “dream fossil” a collection of short stories by the late Satoshi Kon. It’s being published in English and will available summer 2015.
Tezuka Osamu (Japanese, 1928-1989). Cover for Crime and Punishment (Tsumi to batsu), 1953. Book, published by Tokodo. Gouache.
Page from Crime and Punishment (Tsumi to batsu), 1953. Book, published by Tokodo. Watercolor.
© Tezuka Productions
TEZUKA Osamu (手塚治虫) , Crime and Punishment / Tsumi to Batsu / 罪と罰
WWII USAAF Type A-2 leather flight jacket artwork
The “Flying Tigers” was a volunteer unit of American ex-military and civilian pilots who flew to help the Chinese Air Force from the 21st of December in 1941– to late 1942. At a time when America was only getting bad news from the battle in the Pacific these airmen were flying, fighting and beating the formerly all-conquering Japanese air forces These men were an interesting and rather irregular group of individuals that made one of the best fighting units of the war. They flew their colourful shark nosed P-40’s that became synonymous with that aircraft (and many other imitators) as well as being feared by the Japanese.
Japanese Poster: Image and Environment. Masao Shirasawa. 2012
random panels from A Husband and A Wife (originally in Kramers Ergot 8) included in Best American Comics 2013 coming out this week.