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Henry Ossawa Tanner used both emphasis and subordination in his painting, The Banjo Lesson . The way he used emphasis was by drawing the reader into an emotional scene which focuses on a young boy learning how to play the banjo. The artist does this by making the banjo near the heads of the young boy and the elder man. “Tanner used directional lines of sight to create a focal point. ..” (Getlein 135). The artist used subordination by: having different things scattered across the floor, he used different lighting, and also used a table in the background to add detail to the picture. Francisco de Goya also used both emphasis and subordination in his painting, Executions of the Third of May. The way he used emphasis was by having the color white and red with a dark background that captures our attention, which makes this painting
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Unformatted text preview: very bold. He used subordination by having numerous people both alive and dead in the background which causes us to move our eyes when looking at this picture. You can also see the look on the emotional faces that are in this painting. Another example of subordination in this painting is the church in the background. Both Tanner and Goya used great examples of emphasis and subordination. However, I feel that Goya did a better job at subordination because it was so emotional and it was clear to see what these men were feeling. I think that Tanner did a better job at emphasis because he really drew in the audience to see the emotion what the boy and his instructor felt about playing the banjo....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Davis during the Winter '08 term at Sinclair CC.

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