The portrait of Ginevra de' Benci depicts a woman with a bad temper, as shown by her facial expression. The woman in the portrait also appears to be in some sort of formal dress, meaning she was probably very wealthy. The background of this painting appears to be a body of water, like a lake, with trees and some buildings in the far distance. In this painting we see elements of contrast, like color and size. In the painting color is used as a way to show the different aspects of the painting, like the shine from the water, her skin tone, the trees, and her dress. The color of the trees behind her kind of looked like a head piece when I first looked at it, so it was hard for me to really tell what it was at first. Color is important because it helps you understand the different parts of a picture so it doesn't look like one huge mess, and he did a good job using color in this piece. Size is another aspect of contrast that I se in this piece. If you look at her face and how it gives off a mean, bad-tempered look, it's because of how her face was created using different sizes of her eyes, her mouth, and even her eyebrows. If you look at her eyes you can tell right away that she is disgusted with something. Along with her eyes is her mouth and that also shows a sign of a sulky bad attitude. This is probably because the woman in the picture was going on her fourth marriage and she wasn't happy about it. Size ad color seemed to be important aspects in this painting because the make the picture what it is, it lets you know the different parts of the picture and it lets you know the emotions depicted as well. It's pretty amazing what contrast can do to a painting or and artwork in general.