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Artscolumbia / Art history  / Modern  / Neo-impressionism

Art History Paper

The three figures are arranged in a triangle formation, with Mary at the apex. This positioning was often used by artists such a Leonardo dad Vinci and can be seen in his work The Virgin of the Rocks. This painting also displays chiaroscuro, as the ground is composed of dark colors; browns, blues and reds, but the figures and the sky are much lighter. The figures are shown with very pale skin, which makes them stand out from the darker ground and the sky is an extremely light blue color. This technique helps the artists convey spatial depth. The baby Jesus is shown wearing a delicate golden halo, and is simultaneously grabbing the book hat Mary is reading and pointing at...

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