Elements of art

Head of Medusa, Peter Paul Rubens, 1617/1618, From the collection of: Moravian Gallery in Brno
This is an example of movement. The snakes are writhing around the head, and the eyes show movement in their squinched position of fear.
Moor with emerald cluster, Balthasar Permoser (sculpture), Dinglinger workshop (metal work), Wilhelm Krüger (tortoise shell veneer), Martin Schnell (lacquer, probably), around 1724, From the collection of: Green Vault, Dresden State Art Museums
This is an example of form. The man is 3-D and is a relaxed, walking position.
Brasil nativo/Brasil alienígena, Anna Bella Geiger, 1977, From the collection of: MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
This is an example of harmony. All the images have common themes, such as color, peoples, and poses that work together to create a larger picture of the culture depicted.
From the series The Holi of Widows by Andrea de Franciscis, Delhi Photo Festival 2013, From the collection of: Delhi Photo Festival
This is an example of color. The red is bright and emphasized by the gold accents.
Couros, 1993, From the collection of: MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
This is an example of texture. The layering of cloth provides depth and evokes a feeling that one could feel rough, raggedness.
Carlinhos Brown como Exu, Mário Cravo Neto, 1996, From the collection of: MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
This is an example of value. The contrast between incredibly dark shadows and bright white highlights accent the abstractedness of the sculpture.
Dzy Croquette nº2, Unknown, From the collection of: MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
This is an example of emphasis. The lips and eyes are accentuated with glitter, while the rest of the picture is matte and doesn't quite stand out.
Ready for the Campaign (The Varangian Sea), N. Roerich, 1910, From the collection of: International Centre of the Roerichs
This is an example of rhythm. The sails and flags indicate movement of the wind, and the impressionism of the sea makes it looks as if it is perpetually moving.
Saner, Saner, 2012-04-29/2012-05-06, From the collection of: All City Canvas
This is an example of variety. There are many different shapes, faces/masks, objects, and colors used to create a surreal image.
Crudo, Crudo, 2013, From the collection of: Bogotá Street Art
This is an example of balance. Each side is symmetrical and equally represented.
Proceeding Lion, detail from the Processional Way of Babylon, Unknown, 6th century BCE, From the collection of: Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
This is an example of proportion. The lion is proportional with the artwork as a whole: it fits perfectly into the middle and is anatomically correct in regards to it's body's proportion
Where There's a Will There's a Way (A way of Flying), Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1815 - 1824, From the collection of: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
This is an example of gradation. The figures of the men are all shaded to distinguish their shape from the background in different hues of black.
untitled, MALEGRIA, 2011-11-11 - 2011-11-11, From the collection of: Estilo Libre
This is an example of shape. The painting is flat, and has no dimension.
untitled, AISLAP, 2011-11-11 - 2011-11-11, From the collection of: Estilo Libre
This is an example of line. Lines are used to create an abstract and broken up look to the artwork.
Children with Yellow Umbrellas, Chihiro Iwasaki, 1971 - 1971, From the collection of: Chihiro Art Museum
This is an example of space. All the movement is crowded towards the center of the painting, creating an empty space in the outskirts of the work
From the cycle Views, Veronika Bromová, 1998, From the collection of: Olomouc Museum of Art
Celacanto Provoca Maremoto, Adriana Varejão, 2004/2008, From the collection of: Inhotim
The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1568, From the collection of: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
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