Hello, everybody. I'm excited with these studies.
I'll begin with "Death on The Pale Horse" from Gustave Dore.
This picture has a spiral rythmic nature. The primary emphasis lies in the head of the man (in this case, "death"), while the secondary emphasis lies in the horse's head and forelegs, and the third emphasis in the lighter clouds. I say this, because they're the ones which have more contrast. There is a lot of repetition: many curves, and also some stiff things, like the horse's legs, or the sickle's handle. There's also marked variation: Not only in shapes, but also in value range, and in the meaning/essence of elements. There're demons, but there are also things that -without reading the masterwork's title- seem more natural (like the horse and the "man"). Also, the clouds may give a little bit of heavenly atmosphere. I consider it very well balanced, the lighter elements are near the center, surrounded by darker ones, in a black background. Economy can be seen, mostly in the black areas.
The edges in the original work, are very sharp. There's little variation (probably because of the technique used), but some areas have noticeable less definition (like the demons in the end, or the clouds in the background).
Some analysis I made (I hope it's not too far-fetched):