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The paintings featured in this assignment are all similar because they all offer an insight into the artists mind and what there thinking of feeling They achieve this using a number of different techniques but the most notable aspect of the three of the paintings examined in this assignment is they all create a scene that is not exactly abstract that is the viewer of the painting can easily recognise most objects in focus But the scene painted has been warped into an unnatural dream-like state The three paintings that will be reviewed in this assignment are The Carnival of Harlequin The Persistence of Memory and The Scream The Scream was painted in 1893 by Edvard Munch It was created using Tempera and pastel on board and is 91 x 735 cm The painting is Edvard Munchs most famous work This painting is a reflection of an incident that happened to Munch as he was walking with friends in Oslo an entry from his diary on the 22 January 1892 It reads I was walking along the road with two friends The sun was setting I felt a breath of melancholy - Suddenly the sky turned blood-red I stopped and leaned against the railing deathly tired - looking out across the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword over the blue-black fjord and town My friends walked on - I stood there trembling with fear And I sensed a great infinite scream pass through nature This painting is different from the other paintings reviewed in this assignment because its main purpose seems to be to foreground an emotion rather than a concept or an idea The Persistence of Memory painted by Salvador Dali in 1931is a painting that foregrounds the artists theory about space and time The soft watches that are the focal point of the painting symbolise Dalis thoughts about
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