Criticizing, Evaluating, and Describing Artworks
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere is oil on canvas painting by Eduardo Manet in 1882. The
dimensions are 96 cm (38 in) × 130 cm (51 in) and the artwork can be found at Courtauld
Gallery, London. The work was painted and displayed at the Paris Salon back in 1882. It is
considered Manet’s last major work.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere represents a contemporary scene in detail something that
demonstrates Manet’s commitment to realism (Manet). Its brushwork happens to be
impressionistic while the framing is influenced by photography. It displays a straightforward
frontal barmaid image serving behind the marble-topped counter, looking out to the customers.
There is a huge mirror behind the barmaid that contains confusing reflections. Her reelection is
shunted to the right while a ghostly man’s image appears on the top-right corner and the mid
leans enthusiastically towards this man to serve him.
Judith Beheading Holofernes is Oil on Canvas painting done in c. 1602 by Caravaggio,
an Italian painter. The painting is a reflection of the biblical story of Judith, and how she served
her folks by seducing & pleasuring the Assyrian General, Holofernes. She got him drunk, seized
her sword, and slew him. The work evokes a terror and fear feeling at the first glance as
Caravaggion= shows the story’s most thrilling moment when the general is decapitated. He
shows the general awakening from his drunken state realizing that he is dying with eyes wide
open with fear and mouth screaming (Basla, 2017).
The setting is in a shallow state, theatrically lit from one side, secluded from the inky,
black background. The artist employs close physical observation using chiaroscuro dramatically,
something referred to as tenebrism. He uses darkened shadows and transfixing objects in bright
The Pieta is a Renaissance artwork done by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is Marble done
between 1498 and 1499 and is located at the St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The work
shows Mary holding Jesus on her lap after the crucifixion. It has a northern origin theme
common in France at the time, however, not yet in Italy. The interpretation of the Pieta by
Michelangelo is unprecedented in Italian sculpture. It balances the Renaissance classical beauty
ideals with naturalism.
It has a pyramidal structure with a verte...