Formal Analysis: J.M.W. Turner’s “Glaucus and Scylla” (1841)

Typically recognized for his amazing renditions of the natural landscape, Joseph Mallord William Turner’s Glaucus and Scylla (1841), currently hanging in the permanent collection of the Kimbell Art Museum, takes a different approach to the landscape. Surrounded by other famous landscape painters of the 19th century including, Friedrich, Corot, and Bonington, Turner’s painting appears to … Continue reading

Formal Analysis: Georgia O’Keeffe, “Series I, No. I” (1918)

The Amon Carter Museum has a wide variety of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings in their permanent collection, spanning almost her entire career. Series I, No. I from 1918, an oil on canvas painting measuring 20×16 inches, is from the early part of her career as a professional artist. O’Keeffe utilizes abstract forms and a wide variety … Continue reading

Formal Analysis: Morris Louis, “Dalet Kaf” (1959)

Morris Louis’s painting Dalet Kaf from 1959 is currently on exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum.  The painting is acrylic resin on canvas and measures 100 5/8 X 143 inches, taking up almost the entire wall on which it is hung. Louis uses line, color and contrast of light and dark elements to … Continue reading