Formal Analysis of Art

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FORMAL ANALYSIS OF ART 2 Formal Analysis of Art Vincent Van Gogh’s use of line is free and loose, almost out of control. (Sayre, 2010) Van Gogh demonstrated a sense of anguish in his paintings, drawings and even letters he had written. He had proved to be unstable in the later part of his life and his paintings reflected had these issues. The Starry Night , Van Gogh’s lines are imprecise, with no direction and almost chaotic (Sayre, 2010), the artist created his works from the heart and they were heavily emotionally charged. The way he used line in his works became his signature, as with Sol LeWitt. LeWitt’s use of line was the complete opposite of Van Gogh. He used line in a precise, controlled manner that was mathematically rigorous and logical. (Sayre, 2010) LeWitt’s personality and view of the world are that of a controlled environment where everything has a place and organization has a large part in his view of the world. The artist Diego Velázquez's painting
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