Both paintings are tempera style and portray images of people in their everyday environment. Some of the most obvious of differences would be the types of environments each painter is displaying. In Francesca painting it portrays a middle – upper class couple posing for a nice family portrait by the country side, with green fields and flowers. While Larceny’s painting is portraying almost the exact opposite. Larceny’s painting displays a very busy street in a village in Nigeria with people performing their day to day choirs and conducting business as normal.
The pattern scheme in this painting is very nasal and unique, The term that would be best used to describe the pattern scheme of this painting would have to be chaotic. Although the people in the painting do have humanoid features, such as ten fingers and ten toes. The facial and body parts of villagers’ are very cartoonist giving them an unreal appeal. The roof tops of the huts in the painting are vertical and diagonal all around. The lighting believed the artist used must have been direct due to the shades of the painting are only at the tops Of the painting.
And if you look really closely you can see the brush strokes barely on the surface of the painting. In conclusion to Jacob Larceny’s masterpiece, the display at the museum greatly influenced my interest toward choosing this painting. With the other select few black artist artworks in the mist, this allowed me to choose the perfect piece from the entire collection. Although Jacob Lawrence died back in the year 2000 of our lord, his piece of the puzzle in history will forever be remembered.