Hello! I finally started with Level Up. My first trial here is from Velazques, titled “Adoration of the Magi”. I spent around 1 hour for this piece.
Since the whole story is about the birth of Jesus, the focus point is absolutely in baby Jesus and Maria. This piece is interesting. The viewers’ eyes are led from the baby to the three magis and after that to the sky behind. Joseph who is in the right side of Maria, though he doesn’t take major part in this painting, also adds balance and rhythm value in the painting. So, it has balance between left and right. This piece also doesn’t look boring because the magi are drawn differently in skin color, face shape, and age. The negative space on the top and bottom help viewers’ eyes to rest and focus.