Introduction to Artwork Essay


Charisse Drysdale

HUM 100

Might 16, 2011

The goal of this article is to assess the piece of art of Masaccio, Expulsion of Adam and Eve by Eden. Masaccio of the early on fourteenth century attempted to notice carefully and record the range of his visual experience in a logical and clear manner. Masaccio experienced the problem of arranging statistics in a mathematically defined space without making the picture appear to be artificially created, and thus isolating them from the composition or perhaps sacrificing them to the ideal amounts of the place. Masaccio solved the problem by placing the classic portraits of his patrons, the characters of God the Father remains unclear, thus softening to some degree the rigors from the mathematical point of view.

Masaccio's painting is extremely dramatic, volumetric, and expansive. The shapes of Masaccio's Mandsperson and Eve are built not with range but with highly differentiated areas of light and dark that give them a pronounced three-dimensional sense of relief. The expressive motions and actions that Masaccio gives to Adam and Eve strongly convey their particular anguish by being removed from the Yard of Eden and adds psychological sizing to the remarkable physical realistic look of these characters. Masaccio's harrowing scene from the expulsion of Adam and Eve through the Garden of Eden displays the expressive force and directness of his design. An angel drives the sinners into the harsh, unwelcoming world, the place that the light mercilessly exposes their guilt and despair.

Masaccio's composition is beautifully balanced inside the narrow structure. The ahead movement, dictated by the touch of the angel, is securely anchored by the strong vertical running from the heads of Adam and Eve to their heels. The muscular tension of Adam's body, and the fluidity of Eve's, had been inspired by a contemporary relief, Masaccio is among the first music artists to use mild realistically, instead of using it to highlight his...