Elephant Jeff Kon Analysis

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Did you know that the type of balloon used to make balloon animals is called a 260? This is because that number refers to the size of the balloon; they are 2 inches in diameter and 60 inches long. We all love the colors and just how fast the animal balloon maker can make almost any animal you can dream of. This is the inspiration for most of Jeff Koons artwork. The art piece I have chosen and interested me the most is titled Elephant. This art piece was made in the year 2003. Jeff Koons Elephant sculpture is made out of mirror-polished stainless steel with a transparent color coating. It is measuring at 38 x 30 x 20 inches. Jeff Koons also used multiple visual elements in his artwork, many designs of principle, and has great reasons to enjoy his art work. First, I am going to talk about the visual element of color in this art piece. He did not use the traditional color of an elephant as you would think such as grey, instead he uses the colors purple, blue, yellow, silver, black and white. He made this art piece more interesting by using unexpected colors. The natural values of the colors enhanced the design of the elephant. For example, the yellow, a light value color, was put on the pads of the elephant’s feet and belly. He made the ears a different color than everything else to really…show more content…
Unity is created within the art piece because both sides of the art piece are exactly alike. Both feet have the exact same amount, color, and size of dots on the pads of their feet, and the ears have a fold like similarity giving it an evened out and refreshing feeling. Balance is used somewhat the same was as unity is. The art piece is balanced out on both sides by the way it is painted the same. Scale is used because we compare the size of the sculpture to the size of us humans. Whether the art piece is taller or smaller than us, scale is still being used with
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