The line used in the piece along the brick wall helps create depth by using linear perspective naturally creating space within the piece.
This piece employs the use of organic Non-representational shapes to create the image that we see. This allows the viewer to create their own idea of what the artist is trying to convey.
In this piece the shoreline as well as the horizon on the hillside creates an implied line that naturally draw's the viewers eye to the Men on horseback.
This piece uses varying shades to create an implied texture. The contrast of tones creates the illusion that the piece would feel rough.
In this piece the artist used geometric shapes of color to mimic at stained glass window in a abstract manor.
In this piece the artist used hatching and crosshatching to create the varying tones and textures that give the piece its detailed look.
Value – chiaroscuro
In this piece you are able to see a very good example of Chiaroscuro. the artist was able to use it to show the volume for the figures form.
This 15th century canteen uses decrotive floral and wave patterns to make the simple object a work of art.
Color – analogous
This piece uses an analogous color scheme of blues and greens to create the cool feel of the orchard.
Color - arbitrary
In this piece the artist applied an arbitrary color scheme to the figures and ground plan.
Texture – actual
The varying textures of the rough unfinished marble with the highly refined form gives the illusion of the two forms appear from within the marble.
Space – illusion of depth
In this piece the use of linear perspective with the walkway as well as the surrounding structure create an illusion of depth and space within the work.
Space – positive/negative
In the positive space of this piece one will see a female figure which commands the attention of the viewer while you have the blue backgroud which just falls back into the negative space.
Balance – symmetrical
This mask is a very good representation of a symmetrical balance. It one was to divide the mask in half the two sides would be a mirror image of each other.
Balance – asymmetrical
The artist of this work was able to create an asymmetrically balanced piece that while not actually being balanced his uses of color as well as the placement of objects creates the illushion of balance.
Balance – radial
When one views this mosaic the eye is drawn to the center because of radial balance. All the parts of the mosaic appear to be coming from the center.
In this piece you see the movement of the waves breaking the ship on shore as the storm rolls in showing the motion of the scene captured in an single image.
In this piece the viewers eye is drawn to the illuminated by the fire creating a point of emphasis.
In this piece the artist had to use proportion in order to show the the size of the tower of babel. The figures below the tower are made to look like ants compared to the tower.
In this piece Christ is presented as smaller to show that he is farther back in the scene then the figures in the foreground and keep him in scale with the rest of the painting.
In this piece the artist used the repetition of red objects, such as the red plate,the mans shirt, as well as the women shirt to create a visual rhythm throughout the piece.
Through the use of repetition of the varies red articles of clothing the artist was able to create a scene of unity within this potentially busy and disjointed piece
The artist used a variety of colors and shapes through out the piece, such as the women in blues or the various placements of red to keep the complicated scene from becoming boring and monotonous
Value – monochromatic
In this piece the artist was able to represent the chapel through a single color but with varying tones which create depth and detail within the piece.
Color – perceptual
In this piece the artist used perceptual color on the mountainside in the background of this image by giving it a blue hue to give the illusion that it is far off.
Color – complementary
In this piece the artist was able to use the compleamentory colors of the figures sleaves and the wall behind him to make the piece visually attractive because they compleament each other
In this piece we can clearly see that it is a man and women on a bench. that would make this piece representational because we know what it is there is no need to interpret that meaning of the piece.
In this piece the artist has left the viewer to determine the meaning of it making it a non-representational piece because we don't know what it is, but instead is left to interpretation.
This piece has no recognizable components to it making it an abstract work. if you brought a person with no knowledge with art they would not be able to tell you what they were looking at.
Role of Innovator
This piece was the birth of a new style of painting known as pointillism which make it very innovative because nothing like it had been done before.
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