Month: November 2014

“The Japanese Footbridge” by Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a famous French painter whose artworks gave contributed significantly to the Impressionism art movement. He started his painting career in 1889. Since then, he exhibited a series of paintings that were related by the intended themes or subjects. One of his series of paintings included the water lilies series which included “The Japanese Footbridge.”  His paintings focused on the depiction of various cultures and art movements in different parts of the world (Claude Monet).

In the painting, Monet exposes the central role of nature in the Japanese culture. He comes up with fusion of the Japanese motifs with his impressionist palette. He transforms the garden into paint but maintaining the green color of the background. The color is a depiction of the garden setting. Monet reveals a kind of fusion as well as excellent comprehension of the nature’s primacy in the painting.

Color is one component of painting that is perfectly portrayed in the painting. The two main colors in the painting are green and blue. There is a blue bridge that is suspended across the garden like a canopy. Below the bridge are the waters and seemingly fresh foliage. It gives the viewers of the painting an excellently attractive as well as a brightly colored scope of the water. Besides the blue and green colors, there are white, yellow as well as pink water lilies that float in a given perfect pattern thereby giving balance to the two aforementioned main colors (Claude Monet). The green paints give a suitable description of the water’s glittering greenery making the painting more attractive to look at. “The Japanese Footbridge” is a great paint that can make individuals love paintings and other artworks.

Parenting Styles – Best Tips

Authoritarian parenting style

My parents exhibited this type of parenting style because they made rules that were to be obeyed without question failure to do what they expect it leads to punishment as a consequence of disobedience. For instance, time for playing PC games was regulated, but studies were given more time. The homework assignment was never a routine check especially by my father who never gave a damn whether I have done the assignment or not.

Father Vs Mother

My parents did pose different parenting styles. For example, the father was totally an authoritarian parent while the mother was authoritative. When it is time for school, my mom used to wake me up and prepare my breakfast so that I won’t be late. Contrary to my father; he will wake up and drive past my school heading to his precious homeland security job. Our family moral value had to uphold such as self-respect and obedience.

Developmental consequences

This had a great impact on my childhood life even in my adulthood. I did tend to love my mother more than my dad because he would explain and correct every mistake you make. I believe with the right parent around you, who understands you better than you live to be a great person in life. Consequently, up to date, I exhibit some characters that pin me down such as low self-esteem as well as I can’t make a perfect choice before making a consultation. More so, it is always difficult for me to tackle challenging tasks because I tend to give up very quickly due to lack of aggressiveness.

Stability of the parenting style

However due to a constant changing environment and constant inventions in technology, my mother’s parenting style tend to combine both permissive and authoritative styles. However, my father has changed significantly; he is now a concerned and caring father figure. He looks after me, make calls. This is due to increased number of teenagers joining terrorist groups such as ISIL.

My parenthood style

Becoming a parent in the future, I will assume both authoritative and permissive styles of parenting, because I need to be keen on what will benefit my child and also give freedom to make his or her choices in life provided it is not out of socially acceptable morals and responsibilities.