Visual Analysis of Tobias and the Angel

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James Lamberg Visual Analysis of Tobias and the Angel The Neapolitan artist, Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, painted Tobias and the Angel in 1622. It is a large and commanding work of art that immediately catches the eye and captivates the viewer. Upon standing in front of the painting, the viewer can’t help but become a part of the dramatic action occurring between its subjects. Caracciolo employs many elements to achieve this enthralling effect in the painting. These elements include near true to life scale, incredible depiction of emotion on the subjects faces, a heavy front weighted composition with almost no receding background, and strong lines that draw the viewer in and around in an closed triangular path. Tobias and the…show more content…
x Evidence Formal elements (causes) in the work of art are clearly connected to the visual effects they produce Formal elements observed are not connected to their effects x Content The form of the work of art is the prime focus of study: composition, volume, color, light, use of space, technique Many of the formal elements are addressed Form is confused with narrative or content The form of the work of art is not the main focus of the paper x Structure Topic paragraph identifies the work and provides the reader with clear short description of the work. It lays out the formal issues; other paragraphs are linked to the thesis by strong topic sentences and a logical arrangement of information Topic paragraph exists, but may need more refinement; supporting paragraphs are logically organized through topic sentences Topic paragraph is not clearly written; supporting paragraphs need stronger topic sentences or a more logical arrangement. There is not a logical connection or progression

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