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The Nineteenth Century European Paintings and Sculpture Galleries Van Gogh Flowering Orchard 5613 Annenberg Van Gogh Gallery Monet The Four Trees 29100110 Annenberg Monet Gallery Visual perception is a function of our eyes and brain We see images as a whole rather then in parts However images can be broken into their visual elements line shape texture and color These elements are to images as grammars are to languages They together allow our eyes to see images and our brain to recognize those objects In this compare and contrast essay between the Works of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet French-born Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 and the French Claude Monet 1840-1926 both painted vibrant and expressive paintings during the twentieth-century In this case the chosen paintings are Van Gogh Flowering Orchard 1888 and Monet The Four Trees 1891 Both of these compositions are painting Nothing is of more importance than the Flowering orchard The orchard in Van Goghs painting dominated by the rich red-brown tree growing in the foreground reaching out and upward with delicate searching branches All of which give the flowering orchard an emerald expanse of grass carpeting the ground expression In Monets case the four trees were created solely with the use of layered similar colors close to each other and a very random synthetist outline technique a similar technique the post-impressionist painter Gaugin used Modigliani outlines his figure moreso in black than Villon Mme Fulgences age is understood by the strong dynamic colour quality that has been used to break her face apart In a way these colourful divisions act as wrinkles For instance the chunk of layered pink on her lip creates a scowl and the heavily applied white on her nose helps it to seem upright a snobbish upturn Colours such as the orange have been used to highlight her left cheek and only visible ear With these effects the viewer sees Mme Fulgence
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