Antoine Singlin, Philippe de Champaigne, 1646
Contrast is used to make the man the main focus of the painting. The painter uses bright colors to set him a part from the dark background. This makes the man stand out more.
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Lelio Orsi, 1570s
Emphasis is put onto the man wearing the white robe in this painting. The glow around him and the bright color of his robe makes him the focal point of the painting.
Head of a Woman, Michael Sweerts, 1654
Figure/ground is shown in this picture because the dark background clearly shows a lady in the painting. The fact that she is lighter than the background helps define her.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Twelve Scenes from Her Life, Donato d’Arezzo & Gregorio d’Arezzo, 1330
Unity is created in this painting because all the elements used are similar and they all relate to one another.
A Centennial of Independence, Henri Rousseau, 1892
Rhythm is shown amongst the flags around the people. The repetitive, colorful, triangular shapes create a sequence above the people’s heads in the painting.
Interior of the Laurenskerk at Rotterdam, Anthony DeLorme & Ludolf De Jongh, 1662
Symmetrical Balance is shown in this painting. The elements of design in this painting are the same on one side of the painting as they are on the other side.