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Formal Analysis of Art
I have observed the above listed painting through conducting a formal analysis of it. and somewhat out of control. Second. expressive lines are less clear logically and include characteristics more closely associated with cultural views and bias as being identified with the female form. logical. precise and include characteristics more closely associated with that of the male form. and mathematically rigorous. while a mirrored image on the very back wall depicts what appears to be the King and Queen. 681 (Sayre. whereas the female form is often displayed as weak and emotional in relations to the expressive line. and analytical lines are very logical. Such implications as characteristics associated with these lines and how they are employed. such as the Greeks view of the male form being strong and rational with great detail applied to show this sense of pleasing beauty and aesthetic order. rational. are loose. There are various formal qualities about the painting Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez that make it very interesting to view. For example. These formal qualities used by Diego Velazquez create . An example of art using expressive lines can be seen in Vincent Van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night" (Sayre. The artist has portrayed an image of girls in the midst as if waiting to attend the wedding. An example of art using analytical line can be seen in Sol LeWitt's wall drawing No. the artist reflects within the painting background an image of an artist working on a painting. controlled. is shown as masculinity and the female form as it reflects the many cultural bias of art. less logical. 2010). and have concluded with the following observations and interpretations of my understandings. 2010). Expressive lines tend to express use of some formal element. free. Analytical lines are precise. Generally.Formal Analysis of Art 2 Formal Analysis of Art Summary There are many differences between analytical and expressive lines used in art.
While the dim lighting outside the diner suggests nightfall. For example. much more simple and to the point than that of Las Menias. In this particular painting the artist has portrayed a café of people that appear to be emotionally and physically unattached. colors. after observing through formal analysis I have concluded with the following observations of my understandings. shapes. However. and tones that tend to overlap for outstanding effects. the bright white light inside the diner illuminates and draws attention to each detail inside the diner. just as that of the mirror used to attract the viewer¶s visibility. this has been accomplished through the use of various layers. in addition to the painting title clearly depict night fall. rather it also portrays reflections of images that reside outside the view. half-length.Formal Analysis of Art 3 many illusionistic effects. In the background are buildings that are dark inside giving the presence of nightfall. which in addition attract the viewer¶s attention toward the people. the dimensions and depth of the painting have been obscured. and reflected mirrored images. In addition. the vibrant and bright contrast effect of the café. Reference . The use of this vibrant color as well as the combined apparent depth the artist has accomplished a clean yet. the artist here has used three primary focal-points including self-portrait. Furthermore. The artist has accomplished many effects through the use of vibrant and rich colors. The formal qualities of Nighthawks by Edward Hopper are also very interesting yet. very well structured and organized setting effect.
A World of Art. NJ . M. Pearson Education.Formal Analysis of Art 4 Sayre. Upper Saddle River. Sixth ed. Inc. (2010). H.