1.8gateways_to_art - PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point Copyright 2011 Thames Hudson Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point PART 1

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Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Copyright © 2011 Thames & Hudson
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PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point Introduction Emphasis is the principle by which an artist draws attention to particular content in a work of art or design A focal point is a specific place of visual emphasis An artist can emphasize focal points through the use of line, implied line, value, color—any of the elements of art Emphasis and focal point usually accentuate concepts, themes, or ideas the artist wants to express
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PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point Emphasis and Subordination When an artist emphasizes different elements in a work of art, he or she creates visual relationships and connections between them The opposite of emphasis is subordination Subordination draws our attention away from certain areas of a work
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PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point Focal Point A focal point is the specific part of an area of emphasis to which the artist draws our eye
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1.8.6 slide 1: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus , c . 1555–8. Oil on canvas, mounted on wood, 29 x 44⅛”. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
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PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
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