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Nt1310 Unit 9

explanatory Essay
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Questions 1. The first visual element discussed is line. As you will see there are many ways we find and use line, for example: Lines of perception/contour lines (p78), actual lines (p80), Linear forms (p81), lines made by edges (p81), and implied lines (p82). What are three main roles that line can play in a composition? How do these various types of line fulfill these roles differently? The three main roles that lines can play in composition are creating dimension, giving the work a sense of motion, and giving artwork subtle directional changes. Contour lines which are one of the fundamental lines in composition, contour lines give a piece three dimensional form through the expression of physical depth of a shape. Directional lines are also …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how michelangelo's sistine chapel is described in terms of the principles of unity, variety, balance, emphasis and subordination, proportion and scale, and rhythm.
  • Explains the three main roles that lines can play in composition: creating dimension, giving the work a sense of motion, and giving artwork subtle directional changes.
  • Analyzes how artists can play with the relationship between the figure and the ground by shifting the tone in the artwork.
  • Explains how light and value create the illusion of three dimensional forms by giving the composition a sense of realism. artists use the technique of chiaroscuro using the values of lights and darks.
  • Explains that color has a strong influence on mood and emotion. the emotional response we feel when we see different colors is both culturally conditioned and uniquely personal.
  • Explains that linear perspective, foreshortening, and atmospheric perspective are systems that artists use to create the illusion of depth on a flat picture plane.
  • Explains how sculpture uses space in an obvious way, but it also adds dimensions of time and movement. nick cave's sound suits combine all the different experiences of space and time.
  • Explains that principles of design are guidelines that help artists make decisions when building a strong composition. composition is the arrangement or organization of visual elements in an artwork.
  • Explains that variety adds interest to an artwork, but too much variety can be a bad thing. the artist has to find harmony between variety and unity to give the artwork balance and interest.
  • Explains that elements that create a strong sense of unity are the limited color pallet used and repeated throughout the painting.

The world isn’t flat and using light and shadow models a three dimensional appearance. Artists use the technique of chiaroscuro using the values of lights and darks to illustrate contrasts of light and shadow in the natural world into a piece of art. 4. Color is a very complex element for several reasons. First, the physics of how we mix and perceive color is very technical. Second, the way we organize color is based on many different qualities. And third, color has a very strong influence on mood and emotion. We are going to focus on Color Properties p92, and Emotional Effects of Color p96. After reading these two sections, explain what color saturation or intensity is and how you think it effects the mood of an artwork? Back up your ideas using your textbook. Color saturation or intensity effects the mood of an artwork, everyone has a direct emotional responses to color. The emotional response we feel when we see different colors are both culturally conditioned and uniquely personal. In Edvard Munch’s The Scream we see a person screaming, the colors of the artwork are dark and the clouds are even red. The darker colors of this artwork allows the viewer to make an emotional connection of horror with the dark colors, playing into the cultural conditioning of the …show more content…

Variety in an artwork is a good thing because it adds interest to an artwork. Why is too much variety a bad thing? What does harmony have to do with it all? (p116) Variety creates difference which adds interest to artwork however, too much variety can be a bad thing. If artwork has too much variety, the art looks too busy and confused. If artwork has too much unity, or sameness within an artwork can be boring. The artist has to find harmony between variety and unity to give the artwork balance and interest. 9. Describe the image on page 374, a detail of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, in the terms of each principle. (unity & variety, balance, emphasis & subordination, proportion and scale, and rhythm). Structure your answer like this: Rhythm - Elements that create a strong sense of rhythm are the repeated geometric shapes of the architecture. ( I gave you one, four more to go ) Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: Unity & Variety- Elements that create a strong sense of unity are the limited color pallet used and repeated throughout the painting. Elements that create a strong sense of variety are the different religious themes depicted in each section of the

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