Colors: Lights and Shadows

How lighting and shadows can improve the look of a  painting 

Last Judgment, Leandro dal Ponte, called Leandro Bassano, About 1595/6 - 1605, From the collection of: Birmingham Museum of Art
The lighting of this picture shows a "holy" person at the top which is shown by the light color being emitted from the person.
Saint Bartholomew, Jusepe de Ribera, called Lo Spagnoletto, About 1630, From the collection of: Birmingham Museum of Art
in this painting the darkness and shades give it a dark feel to it making it creepy
Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, Albert Bierstadt, 1865, From the collection of: Birmingham Museum of Art
The shadows in this painting give it a depth of field.
Tiber Landscape North of Rome with Dark Cloudy Sky, Claude Lorrain, Undated, From the collection of: Albertina
The lights and darks in this drawing make it. it shows the texture of the rocks and shows that its the closest thing to the viewer
Vesuvius in Eruption, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British, between 1817 and 1820, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
I chose this because the lighting of this particular painting is coming from the lava and is nicely reflected from the water underneath. It truly shows the emotion with the amazing lighting.
On the Washburn, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British, ca. 1815, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
I picked this painting because of its use of bright and dark colors for the land and water. Water being the dark color and the ground being the lighter color.
Rough weather at Étretat, Claude Monet, (1883), From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
The colors with this painting allows you to tell the difference of the land and the water. Making one dark and the other light
A Guard Room, Teniers, David the younger, Probably 1640s, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
I picked this painting because the use of the darker area to show a room going farther in allowing to show the viewer depth.
Storm at Wellington Heads, Petrus van der Velden, circa 1908, From the collection of: Te Papa
In this the lights and darks in the painting give the depths of the field showing the water in front and the ground in the back.
The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1562, From the collection of: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
The different colors from lights and darks allow the painting to stick out and catch your eye
Volkswagen, Ham, Myung Su, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
For this painting the shades of yellow give it a texture that gives a different feel to the painting
Accumulation of Books, Ham, Myung Su, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
In this painting its slowly gets from dark to light from bottom to the top. It shows that the book are getting higher
City Scape, Ham, Myung Su, 2011, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
The colors in this painting show a depth of field.
Jar, Ham, Myung Su, 2009, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
This painting uses a lot of different colors but the different shades allow a vase to be shown in the painting
A Great Tree, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British, ca. 1796, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
The darks and lights on this tree give a good texture to the tree and the leafs.
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