The first image is the, “Stone barn, French Countryside 1952”. Itis a watercolor painting. At first site, one can tell that the artisthas painted a homestead. The painting comprises of many small partsthat have all been incorporated into a single painting. The imagelooks like a homestead because the typical features that make up ahomestead are apparent. There is a house, trees and entrance to thehomestead. However, upon closer look at the painting, it becomesclear that it is a stone barn. The impression alters as it becomesclearer what the artist has painted. Unlike other paintings, whichare clear, have straight lines and proper positioning of elements,the French Countryside painting seems unorganized. It is merelypossible to tell the different elements in the painting due toalready acquired knowledge on how some images appear, in addition tothe artist’s use of color. For instance, one already knows how atree looks or grass, which are clear owing to the use of color green.The impact is that the artwork makes it possible to envision howFrance appeared at the time of the painting. The theme of the imageis the representation of countryside, since the artist has painted aFrench countryside.
The second image is “Installation 1986” from the CaldbeckGallery. Installation art regards to room-sized artwork, which is bigenough for viewers to enter (Reiss 1). These types of art have beencommon from the 1980s and appeared earlier in Europe (Reiss 1).Installation art is commonly referred to as art spaces, possibly dueto the space created for viewers to interact with the artist’s workof art. On first impression, it is obvious that the work of art isinstallation art. The image is a picture taken of a kind ofinstallation art. Upon closer look at the work of art, it is apparentthat it comprises of all features that make it possible for viewersto enter into the art space. On one side of the art work are windowspossibly for viewing the surrounding. The other side has visibleopenings possibly for the same use as the windows. The impact is thatthe image enhances interest in wanting to gain the same experience asa viewer during the period the artwork was created. The contextinvolves creating a work of art that engages the viewer. This meansthat the viewer is able to get into the art.
The third art work is a picture by Sam Cady. It is a dedication toChris Cook. The image is the picture of a bridge, due to the elevatedas well as enclosed sides of the road. Looking closely at the image,it becomes apparent that the picture does not have the obvioussurrounding water, or other roads that would be expected consideringthat the image is a bridge. The artist appears to have taken thepicture with the intention of ensuring that the viewer concentrateson the structure of the bridge. Also, the artist aims at enhancingthe viewers’ concentration to structures that would be unexpectedto act as art work. All the images are historical art works, sincethey have been created in the 1900s. The images are not similar.However, they manage to engage the viewer by making it possible torelate with the art work and its time period.
Reiss, Julie. Installation Art. Oxford Bibliographies, 30 Jan.2014. Web. 5 Dec. 2015.
Stone Barn, French Countryside, 1952.
Installation, Caldbeck Gallery, 1986.