This piece of art was chosen for actual line because it uses lots of lines to form art. If you look closely you can see how actual lines were put together to make this piece.
This piece shows implied line. If you go to one section and look across you will notice that the pictures are the same. In the center which is where the viewer's eye is naturally drawn is the head of a figure.
This piece of art is full of geometric shape. White is added to the bottom of this piece so the viewer's attention is focused on the shapes in the center.
This piece by Kornatovsky shows organic shape. Artist that use organic shape don't just draw organic things they shape their art into the shape of the object. Some use organic objects as other parts of their work such as in Cinderella how her carriage was made of a pumpkin.
This piece shows movement and motion. As the viewer can see Hercules is reared back and ready to bash the dragon's head in. The dragon on the other hand is reared back ready to strike Hercules at any minute.
This piece of art puts emphasis on the man in the red cloak. The red is brought out by all the darker colors.This draws the viewer's eye to the man in red.
Scale is shown in this artwork because a granite dish isn't something you see normally outside of your house. The artist uses scale to make an everyday object into a large work of art.
This artwork really shows proportion. As the viewer can see Oldenburg takes an ordinary size object and blows it up to an enormous size piece of art.
This piece is an excellent for showing the illusion of depth. The viewer can easily see that the building up close look larger than those further back. Although the buildings look smaller they are actually the same size.
This piece by Hepworth shows both negative and positive space. The negative space is the white background that brings out the piece of art. The piece of art is the positive space.
Amphitrite shows implied texture. The viewer can clearly see how the skin has a smooth texture where as the cloth has a crumbled like texture.
This piece clearly shows actual texture. The viewer can see the smooth texture of a man figure. The rough texture looks as though the artist began to carve a woman figure but did not finish.
Symmetrical balance is shown in this piece because if you cut this in half each piece would be exactly the same. Symmetrical balance is used more than we think. When children make snow angels or fold a piece of paper in half to cut out a heart.
This piece shows radial balance. The viewer's eyes are started in the center of this piece and works there way out. This piece also shows symmetrical balance because if you cut it in half it will also be the same on both sides.
The following photo shows asymmetrical balance. One vase is upright while the other is on its side there this balances the photo out.
The follow piece of art shows contrast because it draws the viewer's attention to what the artist really wants the viewer to see. The red in the center of the art really catches the attention of the viewer.
This picture show repetition and rhythm. Although there is a pattern here there are slight differences. These include the way they hold their spears to the color of their head wraps.
This piece of art is a stylistically unified composition of 3 different views of the Altar of St. John. Each view if quite different from the other but unified together it forms one masterpiece.
This piece of artwork show variety. By this I mean that every part of this piece is identical.
In this piece the viewer can see complementary color. This piece creates contrasting sensations because both warm and cool hues occur together in this piece.
Whirlwind is a piece that shows analogous color. The viewer can see that it has all the colors of fallen fall leaves but then again if you look closer it looks like women dancing, you can see their dresses flowing.
This piece of art shows arbitrary color. No person is purplish black. The fruit in the bowl is the same hue as the wall.
Haystacks show the perceptual color in this art. Monet knew that haystacks are not purple, orange, white, and red but he painted it the color the light rendered the haystacks to be.
This piece is an excellent choice of representation. The man in the portrait could be the artist himself. The skeleton with the fiddle, of coarse is death. This art definitly represents what it shows.
This piece of art is abstract. The viewer can sort of see what might appear to be a wine jug and glass even though the artist didn't draw it straight out.
This piece is non-representational. The art is called Landscape with water but you really can't make out any landscape or water. All this piece really looks like some brown paint with some brownish-black toward the top.
This piece shows role of innovator because we see clocks every day but none as tall or big as this one. The artist took something that we use everyday and innovated it to this beautiful piece of art.
This photo was taken with a red tint.The blue is really standing out in this photo because of the red tint.That is what makes this photo have monochromatic value.
This picture by Michelangelo shows hatching.Some of this photo also shows crosshatching. Hatching is parallel lines that are closely spaced. In crosshatching one set of hatches is crossed by another set of hatches.
This piece shows chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro refers to the balance of light and shade in a picture. The word chiaro means light and oscuro means dark.
This piece of art shows pattern. As the viewer can see all the birds are the same and one in each corner. The viewer can also see that if they look at one of the flowers that the one across from it is also the same.
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