This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Visual Analysis The painting, Forest Hill, by George Caleb Bingham, is a picture of a normal day in a farmer compounds. On the left of the painting we have a big house representing the main asset of that compound. Around the house he has big vegetation detailed by those trees and small plants. Further we have in the background a river enhanced by that vivid blue color that also put out the presence of the sky. On the right side we have two cows suggesting that we are in a farmer life style. In the center we have a group of people, probably a family spending time together and not far from them two persons riding horse. All of the presence of those objects in the painting gives you an idea of what a normal day is on county, peace, joy. By looking close, we can notice that all of those elements can be regrouped in two categories: people and the nature (landscape). The first thing that appeals me was those people riding horses. At the first view, it seems like a nice ride, but closely we can see some kind of closeness between them by the proximity between the horses. That proximity is enhanced by the slow motion of the horses suggesting they are exchanging, discussing. Another representation will be those two riders could be a couple spending time. Also we can conclude that riding horses was an entertainment activity at the time the paint was made. In the center we have 3 persons, an adult woman and two children; probably a mother with her children. We can easily distinguish that there is one girl and one boy among those
All of the elements bring us to think that is mostly a perfect way to live. looking at the horizon and moving. looking each other. The last element is part of the nature is the house. The artist creates a kind of idealism that slowly can become a reality. The artist used mostly dark color for people in the painting and more vivid color for the nature or landscape. All that of vivid color to represent the . We can relate the house to the family at the center of the painting. how people spare their time and their life style. we are tend to think the house could be the center of the attention. The girl is wearing a pink clothe and the boy a dark blue since those colors was mostly attributes to each sex trough time.children because of their clothes and color. The people inside the painting are giving us an idea about the way they use to spend their leisure time. We can see the house have pillar at the entrance like the roman era buildings. The roof has a triangular form like mostly of the house of our era. in contrast with the girl and the mother who are sat and not moving. This painting regrouped what a daily life looks in a county area. Also we can see that the boy is not sat. you feel the presence of the nature especially the vegetation with the vivid green color used in the painting. blue for water and the sky. The presence of cows suggested that people (farmers or owners) are self sufficient because those cows provide milk and meat. And all around vegetation can be used to feed those cows and embellish the place. Let s take a close look at the house. no pollution and the fact to be self sufficient and the river is not far. By looking at. The size of the house is mostly to inhabit a family more than a couple. but looking at it more longer. The second element present in that paint is the nature represent by the color green for the vegetation.
sky. water and the nature gave you the impression of what an ideal paradise can look and flourish your imagination to change for a day your stressed daily life in a city and go to breathe that fresh air in a county are with a lot of vegetation around. .