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I’m deep in the 19th century art hole and every time I think I’ve seen them all I find another painting that makes me go !!!!
?? you cant just say this and then not share the painting in question!!
you are absolutely right!!
Arthur Trevethin Nowell, 1887 - Captives
Honestly where do I start? The movement? The composition? The lighting?
Look how much more it seems like she’s leaning forward because the tree and the man curve away and around her? Like Tantalos who reached for fruit but the tree would bend away from him? That’s what this feels like. And then there are these other two, pulling her away into the opposite direction. So there’s a lot of movement! But what makes it even better is how he still stabilized the image with a lot of hidden vertical lines!
Also the contrasts? Fantastic! Like the one between the metal of his armor and her flowly dress or her light face vs the other faces kept in darkness or the light foreground vs the dark background,…
Also the edges are amazing! Everyone tells you corners are not important but here? Wrong! Her foot is like an anchor that stop the eye from falling out of the image so it’s a lot more rendered than the flower petals.
And don’t even get me started on the rendering…
Ok I’ll stop here tl;dr: BEAUTIFUL 10/10
you know what I’m not done, I found something else:
The reason why it doesn’t look like they’re senselessly pulling at her? Because the action is actually built up like a spiral, whoa! There’s a lot going on behind her back, but because of the spiral your eyes don’t linger there and instead are lead towards her body and then towards her head.
It’s not just the spiral, though, there’s another line of movement hidden in those hands:
And not only that, they’re grouped together in the shape of a pentagon! Simple shapes are easy to recognize, so it tells your eye where to go immediately.
who gave you the right
I’m very sorry to single you out like this, but as an artist myself I feel like saying they did it ‘for fun’ diminishes the incredible work and foresight that goes into creating a great composition.
Some of it might be intuition, yes, but back then most artists didn’t have the luxury to paint things on a whim. Oil paint is expensive and was even more so in the past. The paint tube was only invented in 1840 and painters still mixed their own paint for decades after. Many pigments weren’t readily available either. What I’m saying is, painting something big like this was an undertaking, not a fun project you could kick in the bucket if it didn’t work out.
If you want to get more info I can only recommend reading Harold Speed’s “The Practice and Science of Drawing”! The book came out in 1913, a time when some of these painters were still alive and it’s truly fascinating! Especially the chapter where he breaks down “The Surrender of Breda” by Velasquez opened my eyes to a lot of things.
Anyways, I’ll just leave you with this:
“Every line must be a conscious decision to further your design.” - Steve Houston
This chapter is about Mikasa solving her character arc and it has very interesting similarities with the Lost Girls spinoff.
The spin-off is essentially Mikasa’s dream of how things would have turned out if her parents had not died. She runs in an ideal world where she lives happily with them, but is still given the chance to meet Eren.
However, even if Mikasa can literally control every aspect of that world, she is still not able to save Eren. She disbands the Survey Corps and closes the Walls Doors. Despite all this, Eren keeps trying to go outside and to leave her… and dies trying to fly away.
Here, there is a very similar idea:
Mikasa wants to escape to her “home” and sees an alternative reality, a dream where she and Eren have run away from war and Marley.
They are together, but things are not perfect:
Why can’t Mikasa stay there, but still, why is it important that she had a “long dream” about it?
ok but where the fuck is bertholdt in this steam????????? :(
this is the reiner painting at 100% zoom
scene repaint of the best character to ever exist.
THE SECOND PARTS COMING THIS WINTER FUCK YEAH