Birth of Venus

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The work that I have chosen from Chapter 19 is Thomas Cole’s The Oxbow (Connecticut River near Northampton) (1836) on page 462. Principles of Design: The focal point of the painting is the sun-drenched valley and river. The emphasis comes from the diagonal of the tree to the left that directs the view of the scene down the valley toward the farmland.

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Birth of Venusby mpowell34 | studymode.comBirth of venus Birth of VenusView Full EssayART 111Kayce AndersonWriting Assignment #8The work that I have chosen from Chapter 19 is Thomas Coles The Oxbow (Connecticut River near Northampton) (1836) on page 462. Principles of Design: The focal point of the painting is the sun-drenched valley and river. The emphasis comes from the diagonal of the tree to the left that directs the view of the scene down the valley toward the farmland. Vertical balance can be seen with the firm horizon line that separates a bleak landscape with a bleaker sky, where most of the visual weight in the composition occurs in the lower half of the painting. Formal Elements: The artist uses lines to outline forms and evoke movement. In this painting, firm lines carve out the figures from the rigid horizontal of the horizon and the verticals of

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