Art and Communication
Sculpture is a form of art that includes a variety of techniques and devices, which help to create three-dimensional artworks. There is a wide range of sculptures, which are famous all around the world. However, without any doubts, David by Michelangelo is one of the most recognized and well known sculptures of all times. Today this sculpture is known around the world as the best example of the Renascence Era. It is remarkable that Michelangelo managed to combine a variety of art design principles, while creating David. Unity, grace, realistic shape and balance are easily seen in this sculpture. There is an opinion that Michelangelo’s intention was to show people that human nature is to some extent divine and godlike.
One more famous sculpture, which cannot leave anybody indifferent, is definitely The Thinker by Auguste Rodin. The statue is made of marble and bronze. It is considered that the statue of The Thinker is a skilful illustration of philosophy. When creating this sculpture, Rodin was inspired by Dante’s “The Divine Comedy”. Auguste Rodin gave a commentary to his work and said that his aim was to create such statue, which did not only depict an ordinary personality, but a thinker and creator as well.
Painting is a popular art form, which allows creating two-dimensional art works. These artworks are based on the imagination of the painter and his abstract vision of the world around. One of the world famous paintings is Guernica by Pablo Picasso. It is well known around the world due to its message. Pablo Picasso depicted human sufferings and tragedies, which are caused by war. It is suggested that this painting can serve as a symbol against war. For creation of his picture, Picasso used linear technique. The images are sharp and there is no play of shades. It is supposed that such technique allowed him to focus attention of viewers on the actions, depicted on his painting.
Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh is a well known painting all over the world. It is remarkable that this painting can be called his trademark. For creation of this art work Vincent van Gogh used a variety of techniques and design principles, which allowed him to depict sunflowers as real. Vincent van Gogh managed to show his viewers the sunflowers’ true nature, various stages of their short life. Thus, he did not only show bright colors of yellow petals, but also showed death of flowers.
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