Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace, 190 B.C.E.
I am drawn to this work because for some reason when I first saw it in Art History, it felt very powerful to me. Maybe it's the representation of a powerful goddess as a female figure, or the way in which she's ethereal with the wings, but it just speaks to me for some reason!
Hunters in the Snow, Pieter Bruegel, 1565 C.E.
I'm drawn to this piece because I really like the style in which it's made, the dark shadows of the unrealistic people, yet the detail in the background and the deliberate color palette. The green color in addition to the black and white is really soothing to me for some reason. The imbalance of composition is really cool too, most of the background being on the right side and foreground being on the left side.
Starry Night Over the Rhone, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888
I was drawn to this work because yellow and blue are my favorite colors, and I've always been pretty drawn to the Starry Night because of the swirling of colors, but I like this one more because of the reflections in the water and the calming movement of the whole piece.
Bowery in 1910, 1910
I was drawn to this image because I'm very drawn to America in the late 19th century to early 20th century. I think what I like about these images is the raw quality of the images, and how their texture and composition reflect the inventions and developing technology of that time.
Coyote Mesa, John Sloan, 1922
I was drawn to this work primarily because of my love of the Wild West, and America in the 1800-1900s. I really love the realistic, yet calming depiction of the wild west, the contrast of the orange-red with the light-blue, and the definition and shadow in the mountain. John Sloan is also one of my most favorite artists.
My name is Anna Labbe, and I am from Durham, Maine, and have lived there my whole life with my mom, dad, and older sister Claudia, where, at my home, the primary (and only) language spoken is English! My career goals are to end up in the education field, perhaps art education field, and in five years I see myself working and/or studying at some type of school! I can't think of anyone right now that I know that has been to art school/is in art school, other than some FHS alumni that my sister was friends with! In my free time I like to make art, whether that be painting, drawing, photography, performing, singing, etc... I really like all forms of visual and performing art! I also really like watching/enjoying art, whether that be movie-going (which I LOVE) or visiting museums! I think the photographers that I'm most interested in right now are a combination of old photographers and modern photographers. Modern photographers include traveling photographers, like Pelle Faust, and old photographers including photographers in big cities in the early 20th century, because I think that time of period is so interesting. My ideal job would be some type of person who goes on tour, either a manager or performer or perhaps photographer/designer, so that I could see the world while still have some kind of connection to an art form that I love. Three adjectives others might use to describe me may be stubborn, silly, and empathetic.