Renee Peuchot's Gallery

Works of Washington D.C.

In this piece of artwork by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, we see a wide display of color used from the color pallet. His use of reds and golds, as well as white and black, make a beautiful display of color. The use of line is also very prominent. Line is used very vertically in this painting.
In this painting by Raphael, we see the use of a strong color pallet of blues, greens, and pinks. We also see the composition of the Virgin Mary and the Christ child as the focal point of the painting with Christ holding the cross symbolizing what is to come. The lines on this painting are horizontal.
Claude Monet, uses a very muted color pallet in this piece of art work. It consists of whites, blues, yellows, and browns. The lines of this piece are very vertical in nature, with the main composition of the work being the cathedral's center arch.
In this sculpture there is only one color, but the use of light and shade plays a role. The way that the head is tilted and the veil is folded creates the illusion of shaded areas. The main focal point of this sculpture is the woman's face and the lines are very vertical, however the sculpture draws you in to her face.
In this painting by Manet, the color pallet is dominated by blues. The lines of this work are very vertical, yet something about this work draws you straight to the little girl almost overlooking the woman sitting there. The bow on the back of the girl's dress becomes a focal point.
In this painting by Monet, the color pallet is predominated by pastels. The lines are very horizontal but in a circular fashion, all leading one to look at the lady with the parasol. She is the central focal point of the painting.
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