Painted FALLS - Joshua Bigaud

This gallery contains landscapes painted during the Baroque time period, that are related to waterfalls and the nature around them.

Several small dashes are used as a form of shading and is the type of line used in this work. These lines also create texture differences between the surfaces such as the water and rock. The value of the line creates light; some parts of the cliff are lighter and darker than others, making each object three-dimensional. The proportion of certain objects such as the house and small tree creates the depth and distance.
Multiple textures are used to create the waves, leaves, rock, grass and other surfaces in this work. The people add proportion to show how large the nature is in comparison. The values of the surfaces seem imitate how they would look on a cloudy day. The value is also consistent and realistic so that some surfaces block the light from reaching others.
This piece is also strong in texture; differentiating the brush from the rock and the rock from the water. Although the waterfall is very short, the texture also changes to show that there is a short drop. The proportional difference between the trees in the front and the background trees and tower also creates depth and a large distance captured with in the painting.
The value of the line in this work creates light that appears to originate from the upper left-hand corner. Just about every tree and other surface is lighter on the left side and darker on the right. The use of this value also contributes to the texture; each surface has a different value around its edges to separate it from adjacent surfaces. For instance, the lightness of the waterfall compared to the darkness of the rocks it flows around.
The line in this photo is used to first outline each object in the painting, then to add texture to different surfaces. If you look at the waterfall and rock this becomes evident. Value is used to create some depth and if you zoom in you'll see it makes the small goat three-dimensional as well.
Textures are created with color and details in the white-crashes of the water. For the leaves and other plants, he used different line thicknesses to create different textures depending on the surface. The value of the painting adds a light source, but the overall darkness is again made to resemble a cloudy day.
Line is used in this painting to create the wispiness of the water crashing and the detail in the trees. The value in the color makes the scene look as though it is partly cloudy. Combine with contrast and other colors, the value also creates texture differences between the running water and the falling water.
One of the first things I noticed was the difference between texture and detail for the trees and waterfall compared to the area around the castle in the background. The waterfall is also quite small, creating distance through proportion. Line is used to create the detail in the trees and their leaves, using broader strokes for the trunks and thin strokes for the leaves. The value of the colors makes it seem as thought the sun was in the top left corner of the image.
The waterfall in this work uses texture to differentiate the difference between the rapids and the river. While the top and bottom have a smother look, the artist used different lines to create streaks in the falling water. The proportional difference between the trees up close and the trees in the distance creates depth. The value of the rocks also creates a light source.
The value in the image stands out because there appears to be little clouds, but the image seems darkened. Texture is also a key aspect of this painting. Each object has a texture made to emulate how it looks in real life. The pattern in the wood and the rough look of the stone is created with line, which also contributes to the texture of each surface.
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