From black to white and everything in between- Darin Tackett

The purpose of this art gallery is to display all the contrast that can be shown using black, white and the shades in-between. We will also be looking at how these shades are used to create different perceptions from distance to light and shadows. The goal is to demonstrate this style as it used by different artists throughout history.I've always enjoyed this style and I hope that you do as well.

This image of Gaines Mill was a perfect choice as are starter piece for this gallery in my opinion. It is a simple building amongst nature that shows so many things just using the shades with in our theme. Lighter shades are used as borders and to show distance. Dark shades on the other hand are used to help make an object appear three dimensional and to separate object in the image.
This crowded hall does have some color in the image but I would like you to focus on the color scheme of our theme. Once again you see the perception of the image changing with the use of the image growing lighter towards the back. Also you can see how the image is dark on the left side showing shadows in all except for one point. The exception here is where the artists once to give the appearance of light.
In this piece we have on display a couple of the Greek gods from mythology. Apollo the sun god is to the left and Poseidon the god of the sea to the right. The environment in this piece really puts our theme on display. At first the ocean is a dark shade to help show separation from the clouds Apollo is riding and the land that Poseidon is standing on. As the artist moves to show depth though the ocean becomes almost the same color as the land and sky only really being separated by dark lines. The contrast and black and white is used also to show the light around the sun. It is used again to distinguish the mountains in the background.
Here we have a depiction of a home in Rome. In this image the first thing that stands out to me are the steps. The steps and their progression to the home are made visible by the switching of black and white. Once again the shades are used to show shadows and light. Another thing that stands out here though is the creases shown in the peoples clothing by use of dark lines and shading.
This image of a bearded man is one that really stood out to me. The way the artist uses lines to show hair and distinct features like the nose but uses shading to make the person seem 3-d. The dark blemish used as a back ground and the jawline of this man are prime examples.
I chose this piece depicting a pheasant for this gallery because of how it uses almost strictly lines. Most of the images in the gallery thus far have used shading in some way but this image is different. Here we see black and white depicting a scene with just lines and solid use of the color. The artist goes darker on the tree to show details such as holes or curves. The use of line fragments is in play as well where the water is concerned. You have solid black lines broke into pieces to give the appearence of water going onto the shore where the white breaks the lines.
This depiction of indians and colonists around a fire supports are them much as light coming through a window did before but with the use of fire. Here we see lighter tones being used on the objects closer to the fire these revealing more details on those objects. The fire here is also used to show depth as you see another one off in the distance. Darker shades are also being used to show different skin tones and clothing types on the people in the image.
This self portrait almost looks like a photo. Once again no color is used here but great detail is still achieved. This is done through the combination of shading and lines. Lines are mainly used here to separate the articles of clothing and to show details in the face. However the three dimensional look would be near impossible here without those lines being paired with shading. A couple examples would be below the gentleman eyes and around his nose. The shading makes his eyes have depth instead of appearing just flat and gives his nose the 3-d look instead of being flat.
This piece known as "The Creation of Adam" is a combination of rough light lines and strong dark ones. The darker lines and shading are used to separate object in the image.The lighter portions on the other hand are what are used to break the objects up and reveal details.
This image of two horses is a great example of the contrasts between black and white coming together to create an image. There aren't really any solid lines shown here but still we are able to make out the image. This is achieved by the placement of dark shades to achieve detail as well as separate the two horses.
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