Movement Used by artists to direct viewers through their work, often to the focal area . Such movement can be directed along the lines and edges ; also by way of spaces and colors within the works. Movement is directed most easily on paths of equal value. What does movement do?
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Used by artists to direct viewers through their work, often to the focal area. Such movement can be directed along the lines and edges; also by way of spaces and colors within the works. Movement is directed most easily on paths of equal value.
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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828), The Forge, between c. 1815 and 1820, oil on canvas, 71 1/2 x 49 1/4 inches (181.6 x 125.1 cm), Frick Collection, NY.
Eadweard Muybridge, Jumping a hurdle; saddle; bay horse Daisy Plate 640 of Animal Locomotion, 1887, collotype, Worcester Art Museum, MA.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Starry Night, June 1889 (Saint-Rémy), oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 inches (72 x 92 cm), Museum of Modern Art, New York, F 612
Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891), The Circus, 1891, oil on canvas, 73 x 59 1/8 inches, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.Georges Seurat used pointillism to create this painting. Dots of pure color are placed very close together, and visually mix together to create changes in value.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954), Dance (first version), 1909, oil on canvas, 8 feet 6 1/2 inches x 12 feet 9 1/2 inches (259.7 x 390.1 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Matisse painted a second version of Dance in 1910, oil on canvas, 102 x 154 inches (260 x 391 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, 1882-1916), Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio), 1913, cast 1972, bronze, 117.5 x 87.6 x 36.8 cm, Tate Gallery, London.
Marcel Duchamp (American, born France, 1887-1968; in U.S.A. 1915-18, 1920-23, 1942-68), Nude Descending a Staircase, 1911-12, oil on canvas, 58 x 35 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA. Sometimes called Cubo-Futurists
Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), September Wind and Rain, 1949, watercolor, 22 x 48 inches, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946), Fire Diver, 1934, watercolor on paper mounted on board, 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.