Claireeeeeeeeee's Amazingly Colorfull WIKI!!!!!!!!

Starting Lesson- Viiiiiincent Van Gogh!!!!! a.k.a the Color Genius!!
Here are starting examples of his colorlly superly amazingly colorfull work!
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http://arttoheartweb.com/worshipresources/benedictions/ben_vanGogh_Starry_Night.htm
http://www.3cushion.com/.../Van%20Gogh.htm


From researching Vincent van Gogh last year, I knew about his vibrant use of different shades of sky blue, emerald greens, and deep Burgundies, but also about his dull, somber colors. I immediately thought of him for my example of an artist for color. He definetly revolutionized the color scheme.

Van Gogh deliberately set about using colors to capture mood and emotion, rather than using colors realistically.

The two pictures above (Starry Night and Night Café) show the use of color realistically as opposed to using green for a face, for instance. However, Van Gogh used red and green for the walls and ceiling of Night Café because they helped set the mood for the painting. In Starry Night, the sky probably did not look like it had lots of huge lightningbugs were in the sky, but it matches because the colors match perfectly with the sky and town below.
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The piece of art The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso demonstrated the element line (a continuous mark that can vary in length, width, shape, etc.) because that piece of art uses different types of lines to make a rigid, robotic look instead of a free-flowing, realistic one.

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The element Value (the lightness or darkness of an object) is demonstrated by the piece of art Red Hills by Georgia O'Keeffe. Notice the hills' varying shades and the shadows made from the shading. The sun also has value between the brightness and the black sky.

The element of space (emptiness or an area between, around, above , below, or within a work of art) is demostrated by The Three Musicians (above), because the background of the painting does not have much action, except for a little shading. therefore, the eye turns to the three musicians in the foreground.

The element of texture (how something feels or drawn to look like it would feel) is demonstrated by Night Café (above) because without being able to touch the wooden floor of the café, you can still see the smooth, gritty surface of the floor, and the fluffy, scratchy surface of the billiard table without actually feeling it. This is called visual texture.

The element of shape (a 2-d closed form) is demonstrated by Van Gogh's Starry Night because the swirly sky contrasts with the more blocky town below.

The element of form (a 3-d closed space) is shown by these two sculptures of objects. note how they have height, width, and length. 773.jpgformlgsm.jpg
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