The Dividing Line

An Exploration Into Lines. Each piece expertly "divides" or partitions its planes through the use of line. We are trying to cue in on how each artist creates a dramatic change in scenery, expression, or emotion through the use of lines. Kevin Yang - Google Art Project - Art History

Hiroshige uses lines to differentiate the very grey, monotonous bridge from the body of water underneath the bridge. This gives the piece a very gloomy feeling.
Gris uses lines to create extreme contrast between the bright view outside and the dark, ominous inside. Gris also seems to use lines to partition the shadows of certain objects like the guitar.
Rigo uses lines to clearly divide the city line from the sky above. The creates a dramatic scene, and an interesting perspective.
Rottmann uses lines to divide the city of Rome into two parts. One part looks very majestic and beautiful, while the other part looks very drab and plain.
Popova uses an interesting combination of smooth and jagged lines to divide the canvas into 4 planes that each take up the viewer's attention.
The three major areas of interest in this piece are: the sky, the outdoor area, and the indoor area. The artist has use bold lines and a rapid change in color to dramatically divide the plane.
While the line isn't painted on, that doesn't mean it's not part of the work. Hoi uses the negative space as a line that partitions the calligraphy into two balanced planes.
Emilio Sanchez does a great job of dividing the house into three parts through the use of line. The first thing I noticed was the front of the house, followed by the hallway, and finally out the back of the house.
Gris uses lines to almost deconstruct a beer bottle into a flat plane. He uses line to partition each aspect of the beer bottle into its own plane.
Demuth does a great job of visually dividing the plane through the use of line in this piece. He uses line to shade the sky, the buildings, and the sidewalk. The lines give the city and multi dimensional feel.
One of my favorite pieces in the collection. Lowry does a phenomenal job distinguishing the people from the streets and the buildings from the skyline using difference weights of line.
Lozowick's impression of New York is very striking. He uses thick lines to differentiate between different "tiers" of buildings. You also see a beautiful bridge that just cuts through the plane giving the image a much more dynamic feel to it.
Wong representation of modern day Hong Kong is striking to me. I think his use of thick, bold lines to divide the plane into three unique planes of the canvas is super interesting.
Lichtenstein is one of my all time favorite artists. I love how he uses thick and thin lines to visually divide the cup from the background. I love Lichtenstein's use of bold lines.
Lozowick uses lines to divide the viewers attention from the left side of the bridge from the right side of the bridge. He accomplishes this, not only through the lines physically on the bridge, but also through the shadows that he creates through lines.
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