Analysis of View of Laerdalsoren by Themistokles von Eckenbrecher and Hypaethral Temple of Philae by David Roberts



The works of arts are influenced directly by nature. Themistokles on his view of Laerdalsoren predominantly employs the use of organic shapes. The southern landscape has some elements of irregularity or rounded forms as directly viewed in the vegetation, rocks, ocean clouds and the sky. The mountain ridges are seen in the background bear curving terrains. The following are the examples of the pieces of art from the two artists. The irregular bayonet-shaped leaves of the palms frond flutter in the sea breeze. In both artworks, above the tidal waves of the sea is the blue sky where the clouds are ambiguous and in a constant morphing into new shapes. The two art pieces can be good examples where the atmospheric perspective technique has been incorporated since the two artists subtlety alters colors, value and details so as to provide a real sense of being in the sunshine state of a tropical climate. In his working, Roberts uses tones of pale yellow color to unite the sandy beach and the sky evoking a humid and hazy atmosphere Egypt is well known for that. The figure of the composition it the smooth curving rocky terrain in the left of the Themistokles’ View of Laerdalsoren extending all the way to the background and surrounding the sea. In the center, lies the ocean, a boat, and some people riding horses at the beach. There is also a white road leading to another bay on the other side of the ocean. The road and the other structures on the other side are diminishing in sizes giving an impression of the increased distance between them and the viewer. These far away structures are seen beyond an increased&nbsp.quantity if air and more reflection of the seawaters making them appear faded and less distinct.&nbsp.