Lorna And Jane By Janet Fish

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Lorna and Jane by Janet Fish

Lorna and Jane by Janet Fish

Lorna and Jane

I chose the artwork “Lorna and Jane” painted by the American painter Janet fish in 2006. The work, sized at 60” x 70” was executed in oil on canvas and many various objects are painted such as fruit, flowers, and people who are having dinner and smiling. The painting was located in DC Moore Gallery. When the viewer looks at realist paintings, the viewer focuses on the objects. However, the object is one of the tools, like the paint and the brush. The real subject is masterfully handling of complex scenes in which light, come alive in still life objects, movement and saturated color. All those are part of what Fish uses to make the painting (Anaya & José, 1998).

The painting is unique in the sense that there is no focal point. The objects seem to me that they are simply thrown on a table and begin to be painted. This painting is a three-dimensional subject on a two-dimensional surface, meaning it does not seem to be drawn in perspective. There are many objects on the table such as glasses of objects on the table and people who seem to be having dinner and conversation with a friend behind the objects. The objects in the foreground are painted with saturated color and depicted bigger than others. Thus, this work seems focused and emphasized more on the object than on the surroundings.

The paintings scale seems accurate and true to life. The woman looks to be of normal height in comparison to the table. The balanced scale appears to be accurate as well when compared to the size of her hand. All of the objects are proportioned which makes the painting give the impression of being harmonized. There are no real repetitions present in the painting nor does there appear to be any rhythm in the composition. There are no startling contrasts of colour present in the painting either. Thus, this painting has a unified design (Pablo, 2002).

Color gets the character of light. Her paintings seem to radiate color, using a high saturation color, in combinations that in lesser hands might fail. Her work evolved from monochrome beginnings to the evocative tableaux of the present with their passionate palette and personal context. The objects seem to be balanced with strategically placed rich darks, and somehow manage to tame those wild arrays of color into images that seem at once preternaturally intense and perfectly naturalistic. The color is so bright and light is set up from window directly. It draws the viewer's eyes through the painting. Most objects are reflected by real light; it makes the color more glosser and shinier so it seems like that the lighting is moving and changing during painted. In her interview (Source referenced from art-interview.com) she said she prefer to set up in a window to get direct light and decides on a specific light direction where the light might be coming from, but usually ...