·View Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night on p. 61 and Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing No. 681 on p. 64 in Ch. 4 of A World of Art and describe both paintings in terms of their lines. What does each artist’s use of line communicate about the artist’s personality and view of the world?
·View Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez on p. 155 in Ch. 8 of A World of Art and describe the formal qualities of this work in terms of its organizing space. Do the formal qualities working together create a particular effect? If so, what is it and how is this accomplished? You might find it helpful to also watch the Closer Look discussion of this painting on the MyArtsLab website under Ch. 8.
·View Nighthawks by Edward Hopper on p. 510 in Ch. 21 of A World of Art and describe the formal qualities of this work in terms of its color and light. Do the formal qualities working together create a particular effect? If so, what is it and how is this accomplished?
Vincent van Gogh's piece uses lines so loose and free that the art that he creates seems out of control. Though that is the point. He is so good with his lines and using them to create, that all of the objects are still recognizable, along with all his art. His unique use of lines creates a signature that is Vincent van Gogh and is instantly recognizable by anyone that has ever learned who he was before. Each artist has a different use of lines, obviously, but each artist looks at the world a different way and the way they use lines in their work is a representation of how they view the world, and a look into the artistic brain. There are so many uses in lines that it is one of the most expressive forms of art. Lines can be straight forward or abstract and that is what is so amazing about this art form. Van Gogh's use of lines express the abstract way he could look at something. They way he swirls and twist's lines so freely