The line dividing his face from the background isn't a drawn line, but there's clearly a difference in the two planes.
There are a lot of really small lines in this one, lines that were physically made.
The shapes in this one resemble straight lines and shapes with near mathematical dimensions.
The form of the man in this artwork has less sharp angles and more realistic shapes that resemble nature.
The red and green of this piece are complementary colors.
The blue, greens and purples of this piece are complementary colors.
This artwork has a lot of arbitrary colors in it because the people are different colors than they would be in reality. Nobody is orange, red, black, green, etc.
The yellows and blues are contrasted to each other since they are opposite colors, they cause each other to stand out.
Illusion of Depth-
The artist made the boats seem larger and more detailed, making them appear closer and the structures farther away. But they're not really far away, because it's a two-dimensional painting.
The lightness and darkness of the contrasting colors create different images composed of each color.
This painting has actual texture, if you look closely at it you can see where the paint builds up.
This one has implied texture because one can almost feel the folds of Pilate's robes even though its a flat surface.
This work is monochromatic because nearly all of the work is a different shade of blue.
This piece is an example of hatching, it is composed of lots of little lines. The darker zones of the work are more dense with lines.
This work is a good example of chiaroscuro because of the dramatic differences in the light and dark areas of the painting.
This work has a recurring pattern of branchless trees.
This piece is pretty symmetrical, the plumes and the valleys all balance each other out.
This one is radially balanced because of how everything seems to flow outward from the face in the center of the circle.
This work is full of contrasting colors, light on dark.
This work has got plenty of motion in it. The way the angels seem to fall and fly and the swinging of swords all seem to have motion.
This work displays emphasis because of how the two soldiers at the front seem to stand out above the rest. They're lighter, and a light surrounds them.
This one displays proportion in how the knight up front seems larger than the building in the back because of his closeness.
This piece shows rhythm in the way the thin trees all look similiar and there's a significant space separating the groups of trees.
Sounds crazy, but I think there's some unity in the chaos of this one. All the chaos seems to balance itself out on each side and its pleasing to the eye.
This one shows variety because all the structures in the work seem to be angled to the same point, like a one-point perspective style, but it's also made up of lots of little dots of paint, like pointilism.
This work is representational because it looks very much like the real world.
This is abstract because it does in no way resemble reality.
This piece is non-representational because the subject of the art doesn't even seem to resemble anything that really exists.
This shows scale because the swan is obviously way larger than it should be compared to its surroundings.
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