Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Scream; Caitlin P

The piece of work above is a painting created and developed by an Expressionist named Edvard Munch. This painting is known around the world for it's extensive color and the strange figure in the foreground. There are a few different elements of art that are combined to make this painting. Munch uses his unique creative ability to use various colors. Colors can be used to portray emotions or feelings. For example, the blue of the ocean may mean sadness; while the orange and red in the sky could mean anger. Also, the colors range from very bright to extremely dull, which creates a contrast. Munch also utilizes space in this painting because there is a background, middle ground and foreground. The figure in the foreground is expressing emotions of fear or of being scared of something. Another element used is lines. There is a lot of movement going on throughout the painting and making it easy on the eye.

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