Formal Analysis of Art
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is consistent of his typical artwork. He uses the lines free and loose making it an expression of his contour lines. The spacing between the stars and the curving contours making it a dot to dot effect. Van Gogh’s, The Starry Night” portrays his personal emotion. He writes to his brother about his painting almost as if he would be confused himself about the painting. The village is dark but at the same time it is peaceful compared to the dramatic sky life. In Sol Le Witts, Wall Drawing it uses an ordered form and symmetrical form called classical lines. The line Sol Le Witts uses is considered a connection between two separate points. Although his work is displayed throughout various art museums, the actual work is not his own. Le Witts has the ideas and then gives the workers instructions on what he wants done. This reflects his personality in the way that his art work is controlled. The line form he uses is symmetrical. Sol Le Witt is unlike Van Gogh’s when it comes to his personality. In which Le Witt’s personality is logical and Van Gogh’s is emotional and chaotic. Both artists’ have clearly shown their personality in their art work through their different line forms and expressions.
La Meninas by Diego Velazquez uses perspective through the placement of his images in his form of art work. Foreshortening is a technique used in perspective to create the illusion of an object receding strongly into the distance or background. The painting shows a large room and several figures scattered throughout the painting. The illusion is that the figures are looking at the admirer of the painting and are the results of foreshortening. The illusion or foreshortening in accomplished in the figures in the art work. In La Meninas, the figures look a lot closer than what they are. They also block out the background of the art work. It captivates you into this illusion that