Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Our group selected this piece. It is an abstract that contains symmetrical balance. Its pattern,visual rhythm and repetition gives this piece unity. It containes lines and organic shapes. The focal point seems to be the center of the piece where the implied negative lines meet. It also contains implied shapes: squares and diamonds. The red is used as negative space.
In this piece which is titled "In the courtyard of the Hazrat Mian Mir Shrine, Lahore, Pakistan", the feathers on the birds have texture, making it look like you could reach out and touch them. Also, we thought that the birds toward the bottom and the direction all of the birds are facing, which the towards the left, represents a pattern. The scale of the piece is obviously much larger than a regular photograph and may even be larger than the birds actually would be in reality. There is also implied motion of the birds flying and walking around.
This piece has a alot going on in it. It is mostly made up of warm colors like red, orange, and yellow. It also has alot of diagonal lines, which shows movement. It is also lighter on top than it is in the middle and the bottom, which shows visual weight. Most of the weight is in the middle, which balances this peice. Lastly, it is both organic and geometric. The shapes on the outside of the sphere is geometric and the inside of the sphere is organic.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
This picture is an oil painting of a swampy tree filled landscape with a sunset in the background. The way that the trees are positioned creates the illusion of implied space and depth. The viewer’s eye is drawn to the sun in the background where it creates a vanishing point. The picture also utilizes atmospheric perspective in the background where trees in the distance have a blue tint and they blend together.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The painting School of Athens by Raphael, is a great example of linear perspective. In the painting the main focus are the two men in the middle, who have the most vibrant colored clothing, and are in the center of the picture. Everything goes straight to them, making them the focul point.