Formal Analysis of Art

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1 1. Formal Analysis of Art Elizabeth Carlson Art 101 Mrs. Sweat 05/22/2011
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2 2. Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing No. 681 3. The Starry Night is possibly the best example of how van Gogh employs a unique method of lines to develop impressionist theory. The lines in his painting are presented loosely and yet still manage to create an image that is evident of the subject matter while at the same time establishing a style that is distinctive to van Gogh (Sayre, 2009). Van Gogh’s use of lines suggests that order can come out of chaos. A line is simply a line by its self and each individual flaw becomes evident, however, when these unique lines are joined by together they can create something more than themselves. On the opposite side of the spectrum, LeWitt presents the audience with a very different use of lines. Wall Drawing No. 681 is a painting that brings order and precision to the world of art (Sayre, 2009). Each line and angle is painstakingly measured with great detail before it is painted. Whereas van Gogh used loose formations to express beauty that came out of
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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