Wander through their eyes

Come wander through the eyes of these artists and see how they used color to emphasize landscape details and picture it as it truly was.

Our first stop is with Chao Shao-an and the depiction of three gorges in China. We can see the entire landscape is is shown in a shade of white to emphasis the height of the gorges next to the clouds
In this depiction from Van Gogh of a farm next to a mountain, the use of color is paramount. The jagged edges of the mountains and tiny farm are highlighted with color to be the focus.
In this simple depiction of a winter landscape, the use of no defining color lines shows the harshness of winter. Showing just the single building covered in snow reflects the condition winter brings.
In this landscape the eye is immediately drawn to the darkness of the trees in the foreground because the artist wanted to emphasize the shade from the angle of the sun.
The lack of yellow here does not give the glow that you would see from the sun, trying to show the greyness that was present that day. Giving everything a grey hue.
In this autumn landscape the lack of bright color shows the ending of autumn and the focus is the whitecap on top of the mountain. Reflecting the color of the sunset in the few of the clouds shown.
The color in this landscape is focused on the buildings and people of the town. This is to show the liveliness even in the dead of winter.
The use of color here helps to emphasize a few different points instead of just one. The sun shining through the clouds, the area where that sun is hitting, and the shade from the clouds.
The color here is used to show the last light shining on a building symbolizing the approaching storm. The clouds are shaded to appear as storm clouds and closing in on the area.
In this landscape of morning on a lake we can see a tremendous amount of color. To help give a focal point, the addition of the rainbow helps tie everything together.
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