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This is a gallery intended for Art Appreciation.

Implied Line: I feel that this artwork is a good example of implied line because your gaze is directed to the focal point which is Christ by a non existent line. When you see the people with their heads turned towards one direction you want to look at what they are looking at which creates an invisible line from the people to Christ.
Actual Line: In this artwork the artist is using lines to help us see that there are people underneath what appears to be sheets. The lines help us imagine the shape of the bodies so that we an see people.
Geometric Shape: This artwork is a good representation of geometric shapes because it is made up of multiple angular shapes. The shapes flow together to make what is a stained glass window in a church.
Shape - organic: This piece is a good representation of organic shapes because of its flowing and natural look. The leaves are curvy and natural which is a characteristic of an organic shape.
Complementary color: In this part of the work you can clearly see the use of complementary colors red and green which are complements on the color wheel. Complements are colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel.
Color - analogous: In this part of the piece you can see how the artist used analogous colors such as greens and blues and yellow greens. Analogous colors are colors that are beside each other on the color wheel.
Color - arbitrary: This piece the artist uses arbitrary colors on things such as the tree and the woman's violet hair and green skin. Arbitrary colors are those that are not natural to the object that it is being represented.
Color - perceptual: In this work the grass is expressed in a way where the grass is to be perceived as two different colors because of the light. In perceptual color the color is perceived changed by the effects of light.
Space - illusion of depth: In this piece you see the illusion of depth because the buildings in the back seem to be farther away from you. The lines also seem to come closer together into a vanishing point and the buildings seem to get smaller as they approach the point giving the illusion of having depth.
Space - positive/negative: I chose this piece to represent positive and negative space because it has an equal amount of both and I feel it is a nice looking piece. Your attention is drawn to the positive space which is the light circles that are mainly in the center.
Texture - actual: I used this artwork for actual texture because you can see that this piece is not a flat surface but has actual curves and it was carved from some type of stone. When you look at it you almost want to touch it to feel what kind of texture it is.
Texture - implied: I chose this piece because it has the look of actual texture but it is just painted. It is more of an illusion of having a rough texture such as wood or sand but is was just the way that it was painted that creates the illusion.
Value - monochromatic: You can see in this part of the artwork how the artist uses different hues of a color. The painting has a range of tones and shades of a color scheme.
hatching/crosshatching: I used this piece as an example of crosshatching because you can clearly see that the artist used this method here. You can see where the lines get closer together and it gives a darker appearance as they do.
Chiaroscuro: Chiaroscuro is a balance of light and shade in a picture and if you look closely at the man's forehead you can see the gradual change from lighter to darker tones as his forehead curves away from the light.
Pattern: I used this canteen as an example of pattern because a pattern is just a design that is repeated which you can see here. There is a repetition of flowers and swirls that come together as a recognizable pattern.
Balance - symmetrical: In symmetrical balance the piece is somewhat mirrored on both sides of the work if you were to draw an imaginary line down the middle. You can see that here where both sides of the face and hair look almost identical.
Balance - radial: As you can see with this work the design seems to radiate from the center. The swirls pull your eyes toward the center of the plate which is the purpose of a piece with radial balance.
Balance - asymmetrical: I feel like this is a good example of symmetrical balance because there is a closer person on one side and on the other there are more than one who are farther away.
Contrast: This is a good example of contrast because the elements of light and dark are being used to gain intrest. The contrast of the artwork creates a sense of drama which pulls you in to look more closely at the piece.
Movement/Motion: In this piece you can almost see the waves moving which is why I used it as an example of movement. It seems as if the waves are crashing onto the beach. And you can also imagine that the wind is blowing and the clouds are moving.
Emphasis: Here light is used as an emphasis to bring your attention to the center of the piece. The light draws you to the focal point which is a small boat in the middle of a body of water.
An example of scale in this piece is the size of the people in relationship to the table and the chair. You can get an idea of their size because you can compare them to actual objects to get a sense of their actual size.
Proportion: You can see here that the artist uses realistic proportions of the body when this woman was painted. Her proportions can also be seen in relation to the objects that are around her.
Repetition/Rhythm: There is a repetition in the pattern of the sleeve which is why I am using this piece as an example of repetition. The flower pattern and the color create a sense of rhythm.
Unity: The colors in this painting seem to flow together. I feel that this is a good example of unity because the pattern and the colors just seem like they fit together creating a unity in the piece.
Variety: In this artwork the artist uses a variety of colors to keep the painting exciting. The intensity of the work and the bright colors are why this is a good example of variety in an artwork.
Representational: In this painting a swan was painted and you can see that it has the qualities of the actual thing that is depicted. The realism of the work is why I consider this to be a representatinal piece.
Abstract: An abstract is something that doesn't really represent something that is a real thing. This piece is not realistic to something in the real world so I feel it is a good example of abstract art.
Nonrepresentational: In nonrepresentational the art does not actually look like the object being depicted. The name of the piece is violin and guitar so you assume that is what is being depicted but it does not actually resemble the actual objects.
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