The Principle of the Focal Point
Emphasis and focal point are principles of art that draw attention to specific locations in a work.
The focal point of this piece is directed by using a brighter color and sharper shape in the center of the piece the red circle in the middle).
Through the use of color and unusualness the focal point of this painting is revealed (the pictured on this forehead).
The focal point is indicated by its placement (the center of the painting) and the emphasis of the mans reaction (pointing to her finger).
The focal point of this piece is easily identified because of the way the artists frames the house with the trees and because it is in the center of the painting.
Through the use of extreme and vibrant color the focal point (her lips) is definitely not hard to miss.
Through the use of framing and highlighting the focal point is exposed.
The focal point is illuminated by the use of color and shape.
The unusualness of a girl standing on a crows back suggests that she is the focal point.
The focal point is indicated by the use of framing and highlighting. The woman and child are clearly the intended focal point of this pice.
This artist exposes the focal point through the use of blurring and sharpening. The women in the corner is painted sharply and clearly and immediately catches the viewers attention.
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National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Modern Art
Museo Nacional de Arte
Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Korean Art Museum Association
The Toledo Museum of Art
MuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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