Implied line The gods and goddesses are turned towards and looking at Venus at the center of the work. Our eyes naturally follow this line of sight even though there is no line to follow.
Actual Line The whole work is made of nothing but lines layered on top of each other. The sky and hills are made of small overlapping lines we can clearly see.
Hatching/Cross-hatching The dress has crosshatching in its folds, the dog has cross-hatching in the shadows of his fur, and there is cross-hatching in the shadows. Hatching is used in the dog's fur, the skyline, the dress, and other areas where there are not shadows.
Analogous color This painting uses mostly shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown. These colors are all on 1 side of the color wheel next to each other.
Complementary Colors This work uses mostly blues and yellows, which are on opposite sides of the color wheel. This makes the yellow on the furniture and the blue on the walls and ceiling contrast more.
Radial Balance There is a circular design on the floor. Images and patterns radiate out from the face at the center in equal intervals.
Non-representational There is nothing natural or recognizable about this work
Abstract You can still recognize show parts of the work despite the fact they have been rendered in a different style. The guitar, table, and paper are still recognizable.
Representational The work does look realistic. It is what you would expect to see from a community of farmers harvesting wheat, and the landscape is what you would expect with a field and town in the distance.
Pattern The design of the repeating rosettes is on the center of the rug; the color changes repeat as well. The design on the outer edge of the rug repeats with changes as well.
Actual Texture The left & bottom of the statue appear rough, and they are; the right looks smooth, and it is. The texture is what appears to be.
Symmetrical Balance The mask is mostly the same on both sides. If you fold it in half, both sides would match.
Organic Shape The rough, jagged, rolling, and curved shapes at the top and bottom look like clouds and rocks we could see in nature. There are also tree shapes we find in nature.
Perceptual Color The mountains appear blue in this work so we perceive them to be off in the distance.
Arbitrary Color The girl's skin and hair are green. No matter the location or lighting this girl's hair and skin are not true to the colors.
Monochromatic Value The artist is only using yellow in this work. It is a variety of shades, tints, and hues, but he is still only using varieties of yellow.
Unity The colors and shapes are constantly repeated and overlapped. The repetition makes it seem more unified and less random.
Illusion of Depth Some of the buildings are smaller than the rest; it gives the impression that these smaller buildings are off in the distance. This gives the work more depth since it makes the buildings seem deeper in the work.
Geometric Shape The necklace is made of gold squares and circular stones The circles and squares are both geometric shapes.
Chiaroscuro The shading changes from dark to light gradually as it gets closer to the center of the curved object.
Implied Texture The rocks look like they would be rough and jagged, but if you actually touch the work it would be smooth. It implies that the rocks would be rough.
Role of Innovator The role of innovator is to make us look at something in a new way. At the time that this photo was taken, it was very rare to see women actively serving as these women are. This work gives us a new way to look at society and woman's role in it.
Proportion The boy on left has a head that it is smaller than the rest of his body, and the boy on the right has a head larger than the rest of his body. This goes against the true proportions for the human body that we know.
Emphasis The red dress, pale skin, and bright hair cause the woman to stand out against the dark background. This draws our eyes to her, and this emphasizes her.
Repetition/Rhythm The dots are constantly repeated, they are the same shape every time. The colors and repeated shape give it rhythm, causing it direct our eyes from 1 line to the next.
Positive/Negative Space The negative space is the white background because it would be empty without the black images to give it shape. The black images are the positive space because they command our attention.
Variety All of the shapes are squares, but each one is a little different. They are all the same shape , but they vary in size, color, angle, and direction.
Scale The devil seems to be larger scaled compared to everything else around him. He appears larger than the person, the sun, and the clouds.
Movement/Motion The centaur appears to be stopped mid movement. Our eyes follow to where he is about to throw the rock, so the work has movement
Asymmetrical Balance There is only 1 horseman in the bottom left corner of the work; the rest of the people are gathered to the right.This makes it seem heavier on the right side of the work.
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