Impressionist majorly used asymmetrical balance in their paintings. This majorly helped them capture a good judgment on immediacy. They made their paintings in such a manner that one item visually balanced another item perfectly (Martin& Jacobus, 2011). Symmetry has been effectively used in Edouard Manet’s painting, ‘A Bar at the Folies-Bergere. It features in few images in the painting. For example, the woman at the counter. The effect puts the lady and her job as the major aim of the painting as other objects have not been clearly brought out. Asymmetry has been effectively used in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting, ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’. He focuses more on the people at the table but still visibly shows that the boat had a number of people. The aim of the painter might have been to show what was served on tables apart from people just being in a party mood.
If I was to purchase one of the paintings, I would choose Claude Monet’s Impression Sunrise. This is because of the tranquil feeling it has to the observer. The choice of color is perfect enough to create a tranquil feeling or rather a feeling of tenderness. The painting is so simple but speaks volumes.
Arguments that might support the views of critics that emphasize that documentary photographers have made interesting social documents compared to works of art are that the photos majorly footage people in their usual circumstances. They are devoted to presenting the way of life of the deprived or needy people. In addition to that, documentary photography is capable of motivating and enabling people to view the humankind and what happens around us. The photos keep one informed of a lot.
On the other hand, documentary photographers also have made interesting artwork compared to social documents. Documentary photography as an artwork has been criticized by many. Some have apprehended upon the emotionless and substance aspects of the