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Brittany DaltonInstructor Anne LowArt Analysis PaperArt 11124 October 2013Philip the FairThe piece in the Mint Museum of Art Collection that I have chosen is titled Philip the Fair by Kehinde Wiley and he painted this piece in 2006 He portrays a modern naturalistic style by painting a modern anonymous young African-American male model Its a larger than life painting standing one hundred and twelve inches by eighty-six inches tall One must look up at the painting if not standing far enough away to view it entirely This piece is an oil and enamel on canvas resulting in intense colors with a lustrous surfaceWileys piece communicates stability with straight horizontal and vertical lines For example in the young African-American mans broad shoulders attire and unfamiliar posture challenges viewers Overall it communicates a sense of power and authority Wiley overall space is shallow The overlapping of flowers in the background against the male figure stands out with a light blue background It gives the male figure an illusion of height and width Wiley shows ranges of blue tones in his jeans and brown tones on his skin The painting has both primary and secondary colors such as the yellow and orange in his shirt and the red hat hes holding in his left hand Also in the background he uses yellows blues greens and reds in the flowers His painting has many highlights for example the highlights in the male figures right hand and arm chin and neck right pants leg the hat and the top of his shoes In addition there are also many cast shadows such as the males figures left pants leg top of the hat inside his right arm and the whole right side of his face Wiley manipulates the paint to create visual texture of baggy more rigid and tapered look in male figures pants The floral motif exemplifies a feeling of movement all over and the natural patterns are not exactly
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