Neuropsych major at Trinity University. Interests include science, cyberpunk, science fiction, counterculture, neurodiversity, media criticism, video games, and blathering incessantly about my own characters.
"Oh my god, am I your hero?!"
Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect
It also follows a pyramidal composition!
However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
- Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
- Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
- Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
- Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
- Dramatic use of color.
- Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
- As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
- Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini
The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.
intense eye roller
petition to change “X group of people is notoriously untreatable” to “we are notoriously bad at treating X group”
In related news, it looks like The Sims 3 is the only Sims game that I will properly be able to make Ruma in.
It saddens me when dollmakers/character screens don’t have an option for purple hair, because then I can’t make Ruma on them.
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