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  • 1. Malcolm Floyd

2. Chiaroscuro: The gradual shifting from light to darkthrough a successive gradation of tones across a curvedsurface. Pictorial Balance: The Distribution of the apparent orvisual weight of the elements in works that are basicallytwo-dimensional. Emphasis: To focus the viewers attention one or moreparts of a composition by accentuation certainshapes, intensifying value or color, featuring directionallines, or strategically placing the objects and images. Focal Point: Specific parts of the work that seize and holdthe viewer interest. All these principle and elements are what helped tocompose this gallery. 3. This image is a great example of chiaroscuro, youcan see the artist create the rounded surfaces onthe rail to give the image that 3-d effect. Alsobecause of the ways the light shift throughout thepicture to bring the woman to the viewers focus. 4. The image continues with the theme ofchiaroscuro, and the theme of religion. Whenyou look at the way the light hits the room andsome of the characters are and dark in partsand light in others this effect really makes thepicture kind of jump out to you. 5. Here you see the light in the sky and as theviewer eyes wonder down the painting thelight gradually fades away. I look at this asplay on the theme of heaven and hell. Thisartist also included key principles of design.The Balance of this piece for example, thoughthe image obviously has no actual mass; theweight of this picture is evenly distributed so Iwould say this is and example of PictorialBalance. 6. The Shading of this picture goes with thetheme of chiaroscuro, but what really drew meto this image was the was the artist used theprinciple of emphasis. The way that thisprinciple was used was by the way the artistchose to have the light on David, and by doingthis he accentuated or emphasized Davidsvictory over Goliath. 7. In this image the artist chose to use theprinciple of design known as Focal Point, todo this the idea of chiaroscuro was used aswell. I say this because when you look closelyat the image you can see the other people in theshadows, but the light is focused on theirembrace to emphasize the what is actuallygoing on. 8. I picked these painting because of their incredible uses ofchiaroscuro, which is, the gradual shifting from light to darkthrough a successive graduation of tones across a curvedsurface. These paintings were aesthetically appealing andeach respective work held a deep meaning. The paintingsevoked feeling through the artists emphasis on light andshadow. The play on shadows and lighting created greatfocal points to attract direct attention to the main point ofthe paintings. All five of these paintings are both visuallyand thematically similar. Visually, they are all painted usingchiaroscuro, with deep and meaningful focal points.Thematically, all of these works have the same base ofreligion, using Jesus, angels, or important biblical situations.They all have the recurring theme of religion throughsorrow, triumph, and pure belief. 9. I would present these paintings on one wall inchronological order. The first painting in the sequencewould be Pennis The Transfiguration of Our Lord,painted in 1523. Second would be Carvaggios DavidVictorious Over Goliath, painted in 1599. The nextwork would be Strozzis Saint Veronica, speculated tobe painted from 1620 to 1625. Fourth, Ribaltas ChristEmbracing Saint Bernard of 1626. The last painting inthe sequence would be Rosales Gallinas The Death ofLucretia, painted in 1871. By hanging the works on thesame wall, in chronological order, would show thatchiaroscuro was a lasting technique. Artists used iteffectively through time to create a visual impact onviewers, while still making an impact on present dayviewers of the works.