Line, thank you so much!

The line is capable to create values, perspective, movement, textures or even feelings! We could either use one or millions of lines to portrait the next masterpiece of this century. A simple line is the only tool you need, and many of these artists will prove it to you. Line, thank you so much. With you, everything is possible!

If you look carefully , the whole piece is composed by lines. On the sky, colorful lines show movement, calm, and even a cold night. On the town, lines show volume, values, and quantity. The Starry Night is a perfect example of using millions of WAVY lines to create a dynamic piece.
In this piece, the line is responsible for generate perspective. If you notice, two lines are leaded to a focal point from the bottom. Take a look of the sidewalks, they are created with two lines each right? Those sidewalks force our eyes to observe there is a river that continues far away. Also, thanks to tenuous lines we are able to see the buildings reflected on the water.
Lines are capable to create textures too! In this piece, We observe a soft and tenuous sunny day full of clouds. It gives the sensation of warmth. It also shows distance with a light yellow building on the back, the mill, and the working man. Using small lines with soft colors, the painting shows shadows and highlights too. What would we do without the line?
Even though this is a sculpture, we can clearly see a line. Try to observe its three parts connected. What do you see? The whole piece is a line, divided in three. With a simple line is easy to create flexibility! Look at its curvature.
Once again is demonstrated the line creates movement. We can appreciate movement on the woman's dress, and the red fabric behind her. Look at the curves on the fabric. It looks heavy, thick, and it is actually tied to the roof. Also, The woman's dress looks heavy and with a long tail too.
Thanks to the line, we are able to see the road on the ground leading our eyes to a far focal point. Again, the line is showing us perspective. Also, pretty thin lines are forming the river, the house on the back, the horses, and the rest of the road that goes in opposite direction.
On "The bedroom" is easy to recognize every single line. It actually looks like a kid's drawing, no offense to Van Gogh. Once again lines make possible the perspective, and also the texture of things. The bed and chairs are clearly made of wood, straight lines compose the mirror and glass of the windows, and broken lines show the movement of the towel.
In this piece, the curve of the sculpture is our imaginary line. If we would try to draw this sculpture on paper, a curved line would be the structure of it. In this case , the line helped Bartolini to create the position of the lady. The curved line goes from her head to her feet.
Tenuous lines capture the attention of the viewer. Thanks to them, it is possible to observe the remoteness of the port, the foggy day, and its reflection on the water. Thanks to these lines, the whole piece gives a sad, calm, and melancholic sensation.
Can you see any grapes in here? Although it is hard to notice the grapes, a thin and dark series of lines make possible its shape. Thanks to the contrasting and dark background, the painting looks engaging to the viewer. One of the most interesting details of this painting are the overlapping lines and the colors produced between them. This is why the grapes are hard to observe.
Based on this painting, its distorted and sharp lines show aggressiveness, anxiety, and a lot of tension. This is a perfect example of how the line is able to generate feelings on the viewer. Also, cold colors are contributing with these sensations.
The overlapping lines give the same sensation as "Grapes" by Juan Gris. It seems to be a technique that characterizes him. The simplicity of colors and sharp angled lines make the painting look flat but with defined objects.
Feelings such as aggressiveness, anxiety, and roughness are shown in this piece. Sharp, thick, and jagged lines also produce texture and volume. Irregular lines are perfect to induce these kind of feelings!
Van Gogh was one of the artists who took over the use of the line. On his pieces we can easily observe every single line. In this case, we are able to see the volume of the hat and his face. Small lines compose the whole piece in parts. The background made of short and thick blue lines, the details of his clothes composed by thin and long lines, and so on. Thanks to Van Gogh's technique it is possible to perceive movement and dimension.
In union is strength! In this piece, everything seems to be composed by short lines next to each other. We are able to observe houses, trees, and mountains thanks to a set of colorful lines. Notice that it is hard to find a continuous line. See? Millions of lines just created a famous masterpiece! Van Gogh, you rock!
The organic lines on this piece made possible the movement and variety of the background. If we know the story, the man on the middle of the painting is screaming because of the environment, how it is messy and damage. Also, the lines forming the bridge are showing perspective, how far the bridge goes. Line, how can you be so helpful and talented? The lines on the background are also helping to define a warmth sky, mountains, and water. The whole piece shows vibration on its lines. The same vibration we produce when we scream. Everything is shaking and overwhelming.
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