Even though there is not an actual line, the eyes of the woman and baby create an "implied line" because our eyes follow the direction in which they are looking.
van Gogh uses many actual lines in this piece, but the one we notice most is the green line on the floor to bring out the floorboard.
The following artwork has many geometric shape, specifically rectangles. Throughout the artwork we see royal blue, baby blue, and even some red rectangles.
Organic shape. The artist uses the swan to make an organic shape. We know it is organic because it is more natural and flowing then an everyday geometric shape such as a square or triangle.
Complementary Colors. The artist uses the orange body against the blue background to bring out the body. Because orange and blue are across the color wheel from each other, they compliment each other.
Analogous color. The artist uses analogous color on the far right side of the painting with green, blue green, and blue lines. It helps makes the painting ******* and refreshing.
Arbitrary Color. We see in this painting a green face, making this an arbitrary color, because people in real life do not have green faces.
Perceptual Color. In the background mountains are blue, when generally mountains are blue, they are just perceived as blue from afar.
Illusion of Depth. The artist uses depth perception to form perspective. For example, the man in the painting looks like he is further away because he is higher in the painting.
Implied texture. Although it appears as if you could brush the lions mane, you cannot. This is because implied texture makes it look as if the mane is real.
Actual Texture. This piece is actual texture because you can feel it and run your hands over the surface and feel the bumps.
Hatching. Because of the way that this is formed with two very close parallel lines, this is hatching.
Chiaroscuro. In this painting the artist uses chiaroscuro by having a dark background, virtually creating a spotlight on the man's face with lighter colors.
Pattern. In this painting the artist uses pattern in the table cloth, with repetition of differently styled rectangles.
Symmetrical balance. One way to tell this mask has symmetrical balance is by splitting the mask in half, vertically, both sides are equal, which would mean it was symmetrically balanced.
Radial balance. Radial balance is easily depicted in this artwork because everything in it moves your eyes to the center of the page.
Asymmetrical Balance. This painting has asymmetrical balance because it is not balanced. It is heavy on the left side, which is where our eye continues to go.
Motion/Movement. Movement is depicted in this by not only the horseman/s front legs being raised, but by how his arms appear to be throwing a rock, and the sense of fear coming from the tiger's face.
Contrast. In this artwork the artist uses contrast with the man dressed in black, and the other man dressed in white. This makes the piece more interesting and directs our attention to them both.
Monochromatic color. In this painting the artist uses monochromatic color scheme with blue, on the girl's dress, book, and couch she is sitting on, creating a sense of security and calmness.
Emphasis. Emphasis is created by the dark colors in the background, and the light on the person. It makes your focus immediately go to the person.
Scale. This artist uses a larger than life scale, by making the cyclists' hands and head larger than normal.
Proportion. This painting exhibits proportion because everything from the dogs, to the trees, to the people are the right size compared to each other, as is real life.
Representational. This is representational because you can easily identify the subject and what else is in the painting.
Abstract. Although we can infer what this painting is of, it is viewed in this painting differently than it is in reality, causing it to become abstract.
Negative and positive space. The negative space is the dark space in the background, and the positive is the light space which makes up the bodies and wings. Because of the negative space, the bodies really stick out.
Unity. This is unity because these woman are wearing the same clothing and also look alike which makes it pleasing to the eye
Nonrepresentational. This is nonrepresentational because it does not represent any recognizable object.
Variety. This artist uses a variety of colors which generally have no relation to each other creating some confusion, but also adding interest.
Repetition. The artist uses repetition by making numerous robes in the painting the same color green.
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