Implied Line In this piece, the main focus is Jesus, who's in the background. Implied line is used to direct the viewer's attention to Him. By looking at the faces of the People you can easily see the focus of this piece.
Geometric Shape This piece exhibits geometric shape quite accurately.This piece is completely composed of squares, rhombi and parallelograms.
Analogous Color Analogous color is portrayed well in this piece. This artist used many different hues that are of the same color family. The variation of yellow shades demonstrates what an analogous color scheme is.
Complimentary Colors This piece utilizes a blue background while foreground or characters are variants of orange. This is a great contrast and helps the viewer to recognize what the focus of the piece is.
Organic Shape This artist emphasizes the natural curves of the human body as well as the landscape. The trees have a nice curvature in their leaf composition and the people within the painting are accurately curvy as well.
Arbitrary Color No woman's complexion is quite the pale white exhibited in this piece. This artist probably valued the "purity" thought to be in the pale skin of the era, but the lack of color in her skin is exaggerated.
Perceptual Color In the distance of the image, everything tends to meld together as a dull gray, indicating that there's fog or humidity. The "closer" the image is to the viewer, the more detail and coloration used.
Actual Line The sky, brick wall, and ground are strictly defined by their crisp lines. Without the use of lines, only color would separate these entities.
Actual Texture This vase is textured with deep pivots and trenches. This is an actual, tangible texture.
Illusion of Depth Because of the relative angles that the beams in the ceiling run perpendicular to the angles of the floor boards, this image gives an illusion of depth.
Positive and Negative Space The shadows and highlights of this piece act as boundaries to show the viewer what is within the painting because the work is not a three dimensional work, .
Implied Texture The demon in this piece is depicted wearing some type of cloak or garment. This blue garment appears to be soft and silky in nature due to it's flowing shadows and highlights.
Monochromatic This woman with a rifle is a monochromatic piece because it is a black and white photograph. There are no hues used to replicate this, only black and white.
Hatching/ Crosshatching This piece at a distance depicts a lovely scene, but close up, it is composed of very vague and sketchy brush strokes.
Chiaroscuro The contrast between the light and dark elements are great in this piece. The difference in the two give the work its grave seriousness.
Pattern This piece may not show a sophisticated and easily notable pattern, but it does have a pattern. This pattern consists of a compilation of squares.
Symmetry The Altar of St. John is a great demonstration of symmetry. The foreground may not reflect symmetry, but the structural background does however. The columns separating the chambers of people are all equidistant and uniform.
Radial Though the image is not exactly a circle, the orientation of this image is based on a circular influence. It is symmetrical about a point that lies in the center of this image.
Asymmetry The man portrayed in this painting is nearly symmetrical, but his posture makes him asymmetrical. The left side of his body is leaned forward and slouching where as the right side is more upright and erect.
Contrast Contrast is displayed here because there is a great deal of difference between the light shining and the darkness that surrounds that light.
Motion In this piece, you can tell that the water is in motion because of the illusion of a change in elevation due to the shadows and highlights of the water. If the water were static, it would be far more flat and calm.
Emphasis The emphasis in this piece lies on the man and boy in the center of the image. Not only does he center them to attract the eye to them, but he sheds light on them as well.
Scale The bedroom depicted in this work is scaled quite oddly. The furniture almost seems as if it is too big for the room it sets in.
Repetition The Golden Stairs shows how repetition does not have to contain exactly identical entities repeated over and over. He replicates many different people, but they have similarities.
Proportion Sometimes a poor example of something best defines a term. This piece shows how vital proportion is to keeping the reality and replication of an event accurate.
Unity This photograph captures how all of these soldiers are uniformly gathered. Unity is the "togetherness" of an image. Here, the soldiers are the demonstration of unity.
Variety Juan Gris uses a vast array of shapes and colors that collectively represent a wine jug and glass. He uses a few different styles in this painting such as the strictness of the plaid table cloth, but the vagueness in the shapes comprising the jug and glass.
Representational I think that Hercules here is meant to represent the good will of man and the hydra he is combating is the evil of the world. Hercules overcomes this battle, showing that we as a race can overcome any evil presented against us.
Abstract Not many times do we run across a guitar and newspaper lying side by side. The size of the guitar is not relative to the size of everything else in the painting. These qualities exemplify abstract art.
Nonrepresentational This piece, though it is named after a likely event, I believe it does not truly represent the sea or any disaster. These shapes are not commonly found in nature.
Role of Innovator This piece encourages the viewer to visualize something that may lack all of the elements that make it tangible. Whistler defined this piece with lines for structure, but gave it no complexion or color
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