Actual Line: This is a great example of actual line. You can clearly see the lines on the bed, chair, window, and door. These lines were meant to be seen and were purposefully drawn so van Gogh could show the details in his bedroom.
Abstract: This artwork is a great example of an abstract painting. The elements of this painting are very wild and exaggerated, like the animals wearing clothes and the enormous head. Also, it does not occur naturally.
This is a great example of implied line because we can take our finger and follow the outline of this figure. We can infer that this figure is standing straight and looking forward, but there are no distinct lines to tell us so.
Geometric Shapes: This is a good example of geometric shapes because the whole piece is based on rectangles and squares, which are geometric shapes. They probably used bricks, which would explain the rectangular shapes.
Organic Shape: This is a good example of organic shape because the shapes are natural and curving. The natural trees and plants have no sharp edges and have a very naturalistic feel to them.
Complementary Colors: This is a good example of using complementary colors in a piece of artwork. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. For example, red is opposite of green and blue is opposite of orange. This painting contains all of these colors close to each other and makes this painting stand out.
Analogous Colors: This is a great example of analogous colors. Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. This painting contains mostly blues and purples, which lie directly next to each other on the color wheel. Even the little bit of red is close to blue and purple on the color wheel.
Arbitrary Colors: Arbitrary colors are colors that have no realistic relation to a particular object. In this painting, the frogs are red, blue, and black. This is a far cry from the usual green of a frog. Also, the frogs are abstractly drawn.
Perceptual Color: Perceptual color is color that is perceived by the eye and can be affected by light or even the atmosphere. The mountains in this painting appear to be blue in this painting because they are so far away, but realistically we know they are not. This is an example of how the eye sees what it wants to see.
Illusion of Depth: This artwork has the illusion of depth because the figure and the rocks seem to be really realistic and have high spots and lows spots. They are very real and lifelike. The artist used shading on St. Francis and in the leaves, which created great depth.
Positive and Negative Space: This artwork is a good example of positive and negative space. The white can stand out or the black can stand out, it just depends on how you look at it.
Monochromatic Value: This is a good example of monochromatic value because all of the colors used in this artwork is of the same color shade. There is black, white, and gray. The limited color choice gives this artwork a sense of simplicity.
Actual Texture: This is an excellent example of actual texture in art. If you were to reach out and touch this, the texture would feel exactly how it looks. The bread is very porous and soft looking and by touching it you would discover this it is in fact soft bread.
Implied Texture: This art called "Rocky Landscape," shows a detailed and textured landscape with lots of rocky terrain and green grass. If you were to reach out and touch this artwork, you would find it was a smooth surface. The artists uses his brush to make it appear as if it was a real life rocky landscape, but it is only a painting of one.
Crosshatching: This artist used crosshatching to make this piece of art. She uses many lines to create a sense of light and shadow. Some places are darker than others because there are more lines being used. Some parts have a sense of light or openness because of the few lines being used. Each line had a specific place that adds meaning to the artwork.
Chiaroscuro: This shows the use of chiaroscuro in a painting very well. Some parts are very well lit and bright, while others are very dark and dreary. The contrast between the officers and the other men is very dramatic and adds to the mystery and value of this artwork.
Pattern: The name of this artwork speaks for itself. It is a pattern, so therefore it is a great example of a pattern used in art. Each element of this piece is used in repetition throughout the entire piece. The dots all line up and there is one circle per angle on this hexagon.
Asymmetrical Balance: This piece is a good example of asymmetrical balance in art because the focal point of this artwork is off centered. The left and right sides of this artwork is unequal and do not match and there is no form of pattern or repetition.
Symmetrical Balance: This shows symmetrical balance really well. Each side of the ceiling balances out the other side very well. If you were to draw a line straight down the middle of this piece of art, it would mirror the opposite side.
Radial Balance: This is a good example of radial balance because everything in the piece spreads from the central circle in an outward and circular direction. The dominating part is the darker purple and everything else radiates from it.
Motion/Movement: The threatened swan in this picture shows that the swan has moved because he feels threatened. His wings are raised and his beak is wide open. Also, there are feathers all around him, which shows that his wings are moving. The swans stance also reveals that he is getting ready to run or fight.
Emphasis: In this painting, the man in the red robe is given emphasis because the artist wanted him to be the main focus of the painting and stand out above all others.He is the only one standing straight up and is in bright colors to make him stand out against the plain people around him. It is very clear this he is the main focus of the whole painting.
Proportion: The women in this piece of artwork are very proportional to each other. Nobody seems to really stand out from each other . They are equally spaced apart and all seem to come together as one.
Scale: The artist uses scale in this piece to show the size of the man, horse, and buildings. The man is close so he looks a lot bigger than everything in this picture, even though we know that the trees and building are bigger. The horse is in the background but looks smaller than it would be if it was more up front.
Rhythm: This artwork has great rhythm because overall it has a sense of balance and the colors and shapes tend to repeat all over the entire piece. The piece has a sense of balance it looks like the colors swirl together in the same way.
Variety: This piece shows variety in art because there are many different shapes and colors that are being used. There are blues, greens, reds, yellows, and many other colors. Also, the shapes are circular, rectangular, square, etc. There isn't a central piece because the artist uses so many different elements.
Unity: This is a great example of unity in art because all of the colors are very close together and there is a sense of balance and unity. The fruit is all the same color and arranged in the same way. There are no parts that stand out above others, so everything is unified.
Nonrepresentational: This is an example of a nonrepresentational or nonobjective piece of artwork because it does not refer to nature, the objective world, or anything naturally occurring. The colors do not naturally go together and this piece doesn't show something we could see naturally in this world.
Representational: This is a great example of representational art because this art depicts a scene in its natural setting with images that are clearly recognizable. We can find trees, water, and clouds in nature.The colors also match because the sky is a light blue and the trees are a dark forest green.
Contrast: The snow plays a major role in contrasting in this art. The snow stands out against the colorful scenery of the people, horses, and buildings.
Role of Innovator: This artist definitely makes you look at Jesus in a new and innovative way. When most people picture Jesus, they picture a man with a body, robes, and different hair. This artist makes you think differently about what you would normally believe and think outside the box.
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