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Tony Robbin Analysis

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Sebasttian Sobenes
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“Untitled” was created by Tony Robbin in 1976 and is considered part of the Pattern & Decoration art period. Tony Robbin is one of the pioneers of the Pattern & Decoration art period. The piece was painted on a canvas with acrylic paint, which is a type of paint that is water-soluble, as well as quickly dries. A benefit of acrylic paint is that once the paint is dried, it becomes water-resistant. This painting has the dimensions of 56 inches by 140 inches. Depicted in this piece are various geometrical figures in several different patterns accompanied by a variety of colors. The geometric shapes present are hexagons, rectangles, diamonds, cubes, along others. The color harmony present
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She painted this in 1992 during the Contemporary art movement. This piece was painted with an oil based paint and was done on a canvas. The dimensions of the piece are 114 inches by 90 ½ inches. The artist was inspired by “the sacred Tibetan lake, Lahmo Latso” (Inner Lhamo Waterfall). As the name suggests, this piece depicts a waterfall that is flowing, the water being represented by the color red and the negative space represented with the color blue.
The formal elements depicted in this piece are color and space. The color harmony found within the piece is complementary by looking at the artist’s choice of colors which were blue and red. These two colors give the piece a nice contrast. The space found in the piece is apparent by looking at the painting. The color red represents the positive space in the painting depicting a waterfall that is flowing while the color blue depicts the negative space in the piece.
The principles of design found within the piece are that of movement and emphasis. Movement can be seen in this piece by focusing on the part this red. The red color is depicting a waterfall that is flowing, which is showing movement. The emphasis of the piece is quite obvious as it is the red
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Valerie Jaudon painted this in 1977 and it is considered part of the Pattern & Decoration art movement. It was painted using an oil based paint and was painted on a canvas. This painting has the dimensions of 72 inches by 72 inches. The formal elements found within this painting are line and shape. The use of lines is evident all throughout the piece as the artist used the lines to make shapes that are overlapping each other. You can see the use of lines in this piece connect all the shapes, this makes all the smaller shapes look like on big shape. The shapes found in the piece are mostly circles with a few rectangles also found within the piece. The principles of design found within the piece are pattern and balance. Being that this piece is considered part of the Pattern & Decoration movement, it is obvious that there are several patterns found within the piece just by simply looking at it. The balance of the piece is found by simply looking at how the piece is symmetrical. From far away the piece looks as if it were a sort of print, but as one gets closer to the painting you can see the artist’s brush
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