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The Style and Art of Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer, modern art promoter, and artist that his fifty-year long career became one of the most influential and inspiring people in making photography an accepted art form. He art have been known to be some of the greatest art in his field, and his creativity, style, and design aesthetic will never be reproduced or replaced.

There are three main pieces of artwork that I will be focusing on in this design analysis, and they are (Dancing Trees, The Terminal, and Spring Showers in New York). Alfred Stieglitz didn’t take photographs he captured snapshots into time and drags you into that time. He captures moments and made them real to the person who was viewing them. I will be categorizing the artworks into different categories Rhythm & Movement, Balance, Proportion, Variety, Emphasis, Harmony, or Gradation.

These categories are essential in making a timeless, quality piece of art that will stand the test of time and be remembered as art. The first is rhythm and I will be referring to the Dancing trees artwork. The rhythm is shown in this photo by the trees looking as if they are dancing in the wind. You can almost see the trees rocking, and moving because of the value and depth used by the photographer. The movement also can be shown through the trees, and how the really are captured moving and bending to the wind.

The next thing is balance, and the picture I will be focusing on is the Spring Showers. The way the photo was taken with the tree and the buildings behind it shows the balance. It is balance by having the tree being bolder in the colors than the background. It seems like the photograph has things going on around the tree, but the tree balanced it through them. Then the next one I will choose to highlight is emphasis, which happens a lot in the portrait. The tree is made to have more emphasis than the background has; it is a little bit darker so it can stand out...

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