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Art Analysis: The Gathering

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The Gathering is an acrylic painting of a woodpile in Peterborough, NH. The image represents the gathering of ideas and people that led the painting’s success. The first visual element that comes to mind when I look at this painting is the direction. The painting’s direction is vertical because it gives the illusion that the viewer is looking towards the top of a hill to a woodpile. The woodpile is considered the “figure” in which is detached and focused on while the surround hill is the “ground”. Another prominent visual element in this painting is the shape and mass of the woodpile. The woodpile seems to be placed on a mound and in a stack that gives off a triangular implied shape. Due to the lines formed by edges, the painting also
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