Friday, January 31, 2014

Contrasting Art

Troy Derrick
In the pieces of arts known as; “Olympia. 1863” and “Venus of Urbino. 1538”, illustrated by Musee D’Orsay and Uffizi Gallery, it demonstrates two different perspectives for the viewer. Each artist built the contrast of their works around a naked women. In “Olympia” it gives off a more superior vibe where in “Venus” a relaxed, soothing mood is portrayed instead.
                Furthering into Olympia’s illustration, the naked women herself, releases many reasons of why a superior vibe is taken. First being, the posture of her head is highly straight which a dominant feeling when viewing is. Also since her legs are crossed in a dominant way, it adds reasoning to herself. Lastly the naked women has a black lady behind her holding flowers, where it could be her servant.
                In “Venus” the naked women in this photo is more relaxed and gives off the same vibe to the viewer. She looks as if she is posing for the photo in a pleasant way where in the other illustration, the pose demonstrates a queen. What I love about “Venus’ is that the whole room is available for view, even the outside sky.
                In Conclusion, each piece of art sends out a different perspective than each other. Some of what can be an illusion, created questioning to “What is really happening” in the photo. When analyzing each art thoroughly, it’s mind blowing what you can pull out of it.


Perspective changes the way I see myself in many ways. The first picture is a back shot which in my eyes displays who I am in reality. You cannot make faces from a back shot unlike a front photo. The second photo was chosen because with the perspective being an angle shot(not looking at camera), it conveys "what I'm doing" with out myself telling the camera so.