teen art connections


I painted some massive crayons on the back of a box truck for ArtWorks Cincinnati this summer!!
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René Magritte ~ “Le Beau Monde”, 1962

A remarkable example of Magritte’s mature painting, “Le beau monde" unites some of the best known elements of the artist’s iconography: the curtain, the apple and the sky, all depicted in a setting that is at once interior and exterior. The canvas is dominated by three monumental curtains, with an apple in front of them. Marking a recession towards the depth of the composition, these elements are placed on an unidentified plane, which could represent a stage set or a corner of a room. Through the use of curtains Magritte presents a juxtaposition of opposites – the paradox of concealing and revealing, and the contrast between the natural and the man-made, between interior and exterior settings. By confronting these contrasted elements, the artist evokes the essential surrealist paradigm of questioning the significance and purpose we attribute to various objects, and creating new meanings by placing these objects in new and unexpected contexts. <source>

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818, oil on canvas, 94.8 x 74.8 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Source
The painting that defines the art of the German Romanticists, Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is a depiction of the artist surveying a mountainous landscape bathed in fog from a rocky vantage point. The viewer is encouraged to immerse themselves in the sublime beauty of nature, just as Friedrich is doing, and to take a step back from the corruption and hollowness of modern society.