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ART / NOT ART Jessie Washington March 27, 2008 1309/006
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ART / NOT ART? Jacob Lawrence’s Barber Shop rhythm is a principle design used in this work of art. Shapes as well as colors are both repeated to give this work of art the substance and content it possesses. The Barber Shop uses the same colors in the aprons of the customers and reuses them in the shirts of the barbers. Every color in the art work has a color match somewhere else in the photo. The Barber Shop has bilateral balance and figures that are not of proportion, nor are they of scale so which helps the effectiveness of the strong rhythm used. The Barber Shop also uses a style of genre painting which depicts actions of everyday life. This piece of art is the definition of what art should be. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s attempt at art was dismal at best. Their so called art work The Gates , located in Central Park does not come off as art to me. Although the gates possess some formal elements, such as, repetition and using a warm color scheme in winter. There are no
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