Saturday, October 19, 2013
I enjoyed seeing everyones presentations on their different topics. My favorite artist, overall, was Dore. I especially liked his depiction of The Gates of Hell that Miranda showed us. I agree with what Ms. Quinet said: it looked very much like a deserted wasteland. I felt despair when I looked at the engraving, which I think is difficult for an artist to invoke in his audience. As I kept saying in class, I also love the way he so vividly separates the foreground, middle-ground, and background in his engravings. Dore does a superb job playing with light in his engravings; a main characteristic of his engravings his darkened foreground and light backgrounds. I enjoyed Blake's artwork, too. It was colorful and, like Brooke stated, created a more lighthearted atmosphere than most of the other artworks we analyzed.