here's where we draw the line

Vertical converging lines on the dock/walkway show not only dimension but also that the floor has some sort of movement. The curvy lines in the sky and scenery flow into each other, showing the fluidity of nature. The lines are not harsh but rather cohesive with each other. The lines of the field and the water do not necessary define the boundaries between the two entities, but instead color allows for the ambiguous definition.
The man-made structures are defined by regular dark lines, giving them a clear outline that sets them apart from the natural aspects of the scene. The lines give boundary and shape and are used to regulate and control. The geometric shapes of the buildings are contrasted by the fluid shapes of the earth and mountain. No dark lines contain these aspects of nature, just as nothing can truly contain Mother Nature herself.
In this photograph the curved lines that frame the ship also serve to frame the photograph. They direct the eye to the center of the piece, which is also the bottom of the ship. The implied lines that are perpendicular to the strong lines stated before, direct the eye to the front (or back) end of the ship where they come together. These lines show the depth of the ship as they come closer and closer to a point.
Strong dark lines outline this piece and contain the images that the eye is attracted to. Inside of the four lines (two straight, two concave), are a series of curved lines that represent the movement of the water in which the ships will sail on. Both regular and irregular lines make up the picture, showing both the chaos and uniformity. Contour lines form the images of the boats. The curved lines that run vertically display the strength of the agriculture. The water is made up of defined lines allowing for a certain texture to be achieved and for the flow of the water to be determined.
Implied dotted lines outline the shapes of the mountains, rivers and hills that scatter the Texas plains. The change in color as well as the idea of a line allows for separate images to be perceived.
In this monochromatic piece, the lines that create the image of a fish net are able to stand out. Both horizontal and vertical lines flow semi-regularly throughout. In addition to the fine lines that make up the net. The difference in color draws the eye to four wider lines that are made up by the smaller lines. Although the lines are not looping around, they are not completely straight and have a slight fluidity to them. The texture of the net is achieved through the proper use of lines.
Strong regular lines create a bold statement beneath the irregular and curved lines that scatter the canvas. The lines that create boxes, although they are colorful, may imply structure and rigidity, whereas the black and white whimsical lines express passion, freedom, emotion and the ability to think outside of the box. The colored section also creates a line between the black and white, illustrating that there is an in-between option in the midst of two extremes.
A white horizontal line separates the bright sky from the dark ground. It presumably follows the skyline, which due to the shape of the scenery is not completely flat. The lines in the sky give a texture to the etching and contour lines create the dark figure next to the illuminated woman. Irregular lines create shape for the ground and show dimension.
Even though outlines are not present in this painting, the use of lines is very prevalent and powerful. Soft, curved, whimsical lines form the shape of the hay, and the horizontal hay that is set apart from the rest of the vertical hay shows movement. In this case, the hay is being cut down by the farmer. The field is created with soft lines that converge to the skyline, showing depth. Their curved nature allows the spectator to see the roundness of the hills.
Regular, curved lines outline the joined kissing bodies, separating them from the rest of the canvas. Texture is achieved through the use of regular vertical lines to give the impression of a wood background. The lines vary in their close proximity. Some are extremely close together, giving one a more 'filled in' feel. Whereas others are spread apart. Thus allowing for the texture of wood to be more accurately perceived.
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