Galbraith: Emphasis/Focal Point

commentary on emphases and/or focal points of various works

two areas of focus divided by actual line
focal point emphasized by use of complementary color for negative space
color variation and patterns in background contrast with lack thereof at the center, emphasizing the cross shape as the focal point
use of perspective highlights the motion of the main figure as the focal point
abstract piece in which simplistic background (mountain range and blue space) work to emphasize shapes toward the center
contrast in color, relative size of Christ's body, and actual lines made up by the cross highlight the crucifix (& crucified Christ) as the focal point
colors of animals contrast with mostly monochromatic background, emphasizing the action of the animals
variances in what appears to be a depiction of stained glass provide areas of interest, but no central focal point; this allows viewer to visually roam the painting 
implied horizontal lines provide three areas of emphasis: landscape in the background, gardens near the center, and action in the foreground
contrast of lighted areas and darker shadows highlight two focal points
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