Formal Elements Pt 1

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 1.54.20 PM Interior of the Laurenskerk at Rotterdam, Anthonie De Lorme & Ludolf De Jongh, 1662


The artists use both straight and curved lines. These lines are used for the column and around the windows. This demonstrates the height of the building and how big the building is in comparison to everything inside of it.

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 2.33.09 PMA Centennial of Independence, Henri Rousseau, 1892

The artist uses bright colors to show the joy and happiness of the people celebrating.

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 2.41.12 PMSaint Catherine of Alexandria and Twelve Scenes from Her Life, Donato d’Arezzo & Gregorio d’Arezzo, 1330

The artists use squares and rectangles to separate each of the part of Saint Catherine’s life.

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.09.09 PMHead of a Woman, Michael Sweerts, 1654

The artist uses form to make the woman look three dimensional.

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.14.43 PMThe Temptation of Saint Anthony, Lelio Orsi, 1570s

The artists uses texture on Saint Anthony’s robes to make it look like actual clothing material as opposed to paint on a canvas.

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.18.34 PMEuclid, Jusepe de Ribera, 1630-1635

The artist paints the background black to fill in empty space and give the painting a mysterious look.

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 1.25.51 PMSelf-Portrait, Edgar Degas, 1857-1858

The artist uses value to show light shining on half his face and no light on the other half of his face.

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