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Freydoon Rassouli, Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn and And Vincent Van Gogh Comparason

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Art works can represent a visual language that can be read. The work may be THEMATIC as the artist explores a particular topic or direction. Through the use of media, signs, symbols, and text, the artist can make an intensely personal statement that is reflective of the "self within" but still open to the interpretation of the viewer.

The language of Art is like the body language on a persons face, the story is shown and emotion conveyed through the textures, colours and composition. The artists, Freydoon Rassouli, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and and Vincent Van Gogh will be used to examine this principle.

The works of these artists, are for them, a way of showing the self within. They take their emotions, influences and through a chosen topic in a thematic sense, splash it across a canvass with texture, colour, symbols, signs, contrast, use of shadow and their own personal techniques in order to show the viewer how and what they are feeling. For the artist, when their piece is gazed upon shows them a part of themselves, like a diary entree or looking into a mirror past or present. Although it is highly personal for the artist, the piece can still be viewed by outside audiences and for them they will see a part of the author and even a part of themselves, as they search the colours and textures discovering different phases of the painting that they too can relate to in themselves.

For the artist Freydoon Rassouli, born in 1943 the emotions he conveys come from a blissful childhood in Iran. He grew up in a home with a strong reverence for art and poetry and quickly learnt how to transfer his subconscious into the swirling patterns of his art. He is a contemporary artist who is known for his creation of 'fusionart', which is through his use of circular brushwork and contrasting colours he creates amazingly emotional and inspiring pieces.

In his piece, soul's journey he uses blues, greens, yellows, reds and oranges together and shadow to form an inward spiralling pattern, as the character of this piece is drawn to the light. The character is female in form, although she has her back to the viewer leaving her faceless. Her hair and dress appears to be blown back, creating as feeling of great power emitting from the white ball of light that she is being drawn toward. This painting is deeply shadowed and textured, with the background comprising of many tiny swirls and larger planet shapes.

Rembrandt was born in 1606, and is often associated with his early works comprising of mostly biblical scenes. His art is generally made up of dark colours (browns, blacks, yellows) heavily shadowed, and highly detailed. His time coincided with that of growth for Dutch society and is remembered as one of the greatest artists in European history.

In his piece, a self-portrait, he uses very natural colours and angled light creating deep shadows to one half of the painting. His face appears to be of a serious nature yet also having a youthful innocence. His golden brown hair and the rough texture of his chin emphasise his age and overall made to be more masculine with the lack of eyelashes. His dark eyes stare back at the viewer and the angle of the light high lights his pink lips and rounded jaw line. His delicate collar is the only subject in the painting that



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