Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Focus on Line: Woman with a Parasol

Woman with a Parasol is an oil painting by Claude Monet.
Monet used contour lines in the distinct geometric shape of a  large triangle in painting the woman (his wife) and a smaller triangle in the image of his son. The parasol's underside is also made up of triangles in a circular fashion. These lines are darker for the shadowing effect. The contour lines of her dress are dark, drawn diagonally to show the shadowing of the parasol from the sun overhead. Short vertical lines make up the grassy area below her. The soft, cool colors used for the clothing of the woman blends with the negative space of the sky behind her. There is an additional patch of yellow on the arm of the woman, also in the shape of a triangle.


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