Complementary Color Scheme In Autumn Leaves, Yokoyama Taikan creates a complementary color scheme because the colors orange and blue are the most dominant colors in the art piece. On the color wheel orange and blue are opposite of each other, so this makes them complementary colors. Even though white and gray are worked into the piece, the orange leaves and blue sky seem to stand out and dominate.
Analogous Color Ssheme Vincent Van Gogh uses colors beside each other on the color wheel to create an analogous color scheme. He uses red, orange, green, blue, and the intermediate colors of these. It makes everything in the room seem to fit together.
Implied texture The piece is implied texture because it does not have an actual feel of roughness to it; although, it looks like it does. The piece is actually smooth, but to the viewer's eye it looks like it would be rough.
Repetition/Rhythm The circles are placed the same length apart and the exact same colors inside of them; this is repetition. Also, there are lines drawn from the circles to the ones around them the exact same way as the others. The piece has a pattern that repeats itself, which employs rhythm.
Implied line Gilbert Stuarts incorporates implied line in the picture by having George Washington's right hand raised. It seems as though George Washington is gesturing, or pointing at something; our eyes follow his hand.
Asymmetrical Even though the woman is located directly in the center of the picture, if one folds it in half the sides will not match; they do not mirror each other. This is because the woman is positioned to where we only see one side of her body. Also, the window and the armrest on the couch is only located on one side of the picture.
Pattern Vincent van Gogh uses the background in the picture to incorporate a pattern. The dots, swirls, and flowers placed behind the man are repeated. Therefore, because the design is repeated, it becomes a pattern.
Monochromatic Vincent van Gogh's piece is represented as monochromatic because only the hues of yellow are used. There are really no other colors represented in the piece; yellow is the dominant color.
Illusion of depth When looking at the picture it looks three dimensional, but in reality it is just two dimensional. It is a false display of reality because there is actually no depth in the picture, but our eyes tell us different; there is just the illusion of depth.
Arbitrary Color Franz Marc uses unrealistic colors on the woman, horse, and lion. The viewer's eye is used to realistic coloring of things, but he went against these rules to make it stand out more. A woman is not really purple, a horse is not blue, and a lion is not yellow/greenish. The color has no relation to the object. Although the woman and animals are not the only unrealistic objects, but they are the ones that stand out the most.
Organic shape The flowers are represented as organic shapes because they are plants. The viewer can tell they are flowers, but they are almost perfect circles; they don't really resemble a real flower.
Representational The piece of art resembles the natural world. It portrays a sense of realism. The actual scene may not represent a real place in the world, but it looks as if it does.
Non representational The Landscape with Water is nonrepresentational because when the view looks at the piece it does not represent anything known to them. Without reading about what it is, the viewer might assume that it is just globs of paint in places.It represents nothing in the natural world, and it does not express any formal elements.
Symmetrical Just by glancing at the piece the viewer can tell it is symmetrical. Every thing in the photo matches perfectly with the other side if it was to be folded in half. Each side mirrors the other.
Unity The boats, water, and land come together to complete one another. In the picture repetition occurs with the boats in order to complete a sense of unity. A boat is normally in the water; therefore, the boats and water balance each other. All of the elements in the picture tie together to complete it as a whole.
Hatching Vincent van Gogh uses hatching in this picture to intensify it. All the lines are closely spaced throughout the whole picture.Because the whole picture is done in hatching, it makes the picture unique. Although, it makes the objects kind of blind together.
Perceptual The color perceived by the viewer is blue. When looking at the picture, it looks like everything is a shade of blue.
Scale In the picture the haystacks in the picture are the same, but one is closer to the viewer than the other. The viewer perceives the haystack in the back to be smaller than the one in front.
Movement/motion This picture reveals movement because Hercules is in the midst of action. The picture caught him swinging back and ready to hit something; he is in motion.
Contrast Henry Fuseli uses the technique of contrast to make the objects and their surroundings dramatically different from one another. The people in the picture look as if they are white, while the background and everything else is almost black.
Chiaroscuro Bronzino Tori uses light and dark to create the sense of three-dimensional. The woman and babies are very light and bright. On the other hand, the man is a little bit darker; the further back, the more dark it becomes.
Emphasis The woman in the portrait is emphasized because Leonardo da Vinci painted her in a realistic way. Every hing else behind her is blurry or has little detail.
Actual texture Vincent van Gogh used the technique impasto; he applied paint very thick to the canvas. Because he done this, the picture has actual texture to it. If a viewer touches the picture, then he will realize it is a rough texture.
Abstract The trees are recognizable, but they are very simplified. If the tree trunks were not drawn, then the ground and the tree tops would blend in.
Radial The disk is radiating outward from the center toward the edge of the circle. From the center of the disk, it looks as though everything is rushing outward towards the very edge.
Geometric The squares in the picture are geometric shapes. The squares repeat themselves to create a pattern. They are stacked on one another to create what looks like a cathedral.
Proportion The further away the flowers are, the smaller they look. The closer they are, the bigger they look. Some of the sunflowers that are close to the viewer, look bigger than the vase itself.
Role of Innovator When looking at a real wheat field, it gets kind of boring. Vincent van Gogh has created a new way to look at the field; it is fun and exciting to look at. He has made looking at wheat fields more pleasurable to look at. His technique of hatching also grabs the viewers attention making it more exciting than just and average wheat field. .
Actual line The horizontal line that runs across the picture is an actual line. The line looks like it separates the land and the mountains.
Positive/Negative Space The picture is surrounded by a golden frame, which takes ** space. The frame has nothing to do with the picture, but it is formed around the picture. Also, the picture itself, not including the frame, is positive space; this is because the picture takes ** the whole space.
Variety There are many pictures inside the one big picture. The little pictures are not all the same size, they vary one another. Also, none of the pictures are the same, but they all come together to form a story.