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    stealthzeus - Composition 1.1

    Name:  Arnolfini Portrait.jpg
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    The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan Van Eyck has a lot going on. I noticed economy wasn't used that much because of the level of detail, but the emphasis is still on the two people. The two figures stand out because of the dark values of their clothes and the light values of their skin. All the different objects and materials add variety, and just gives it more to be appreciated for. Seeing a dog in a painting always brings unity.
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    Name:  Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseilles.jpg
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    The Arrival of Marie de Medici at Marseilles by Peter Paul Rubens is a painting full of figures. Everyone is doing something different. There's rhythm and continuity as you follow the figures along the bridge, and even below. The emphasis to me feels like the nude figures on the bottom, where the contrast of light and dark stand out. The emptiness at the bottom of the painting again emphasizes the figures at the bottom.

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    Name:  Pastoral Symphony.jpg
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    Pastoral Symphony by Titian has a combination of nude and clothed figures. The sloping hills cross each other and provide balance. The two nude figures balance each other on either side, while the two men in the middle balance as well. Again the nude figures stand out because of the lighter values compared to the rest of the painting. The gestures are relaxed and different. The cloudy sky make use of economy and add variety to the texture of the landscape.

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    Name:  Rembrandt Self Portrait.jpg
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    This painting is a self portrait by Rembrant. It makes heavy use of economy with a simple background of just two circles. The circles provide repetition and balance, as well as contrast to the solid background. The emphasis is on the face, because that is where most of the detail is rendered. The bottom half of his body fades into the blackness while his face contrasts heavily in the light. He holds artist tools to break the simplicity of the painting and add variety.

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    Name:  Floris Soop.jpg
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    This is Floris Soop by Rembrandt. I tried to keep this to 30 minutes, focusing only on the values. This portrait by Rembrandt has a mostly empty background except some stone that fades into the background. The figure is mostly centered in the composition. The repetition from the buttons of the uniform ties elements together. The lightest values gather around the face, which is the emphasis on this piece. The flag that he holds breaks the composition, but leads the eye toward the face.

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    Name:  Calling of Saint Matthew.jpg
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    Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio is focused on the subject. The background is shrouded in darkness, and the only things we see are the subjects with a stream of light upon them. Continuity follows the light from the top right corner to the people on the table. All the poses are different. The painting is balanced from the group of people against the light above.

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    Name:  Flower Still Life.jpg
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    A Flower Still Life by Rachel Ruysch contains no figures. The composition is balanced. The focus to me is the center line of white flowers that flow from bottom to top. There's a lot going on, a lot of detail and variety of flowers. The little nest in the bottom right adds something different to the flowers and makes it more interesting. The unimportant things are painted in black, and the flowers are what pop out.

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