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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 111 ART 101

Contrast

VISUAL JUXTAPOSITION

 

Contrast in art is easy to spot but challenging to define. Essentially, contrast in a work of art is a dynamic of dissimilarity within elements. It is a tool of many tricks; it can add depth, increase drama, emphasize, and clarify. Whether it’s rooted in a difference in value, color, shape, line, or texture, an area of high contrast stands apart visually and attracts the eye. Below we’ll touch on a few ways contrast can occur. Keep these examples in mind as you plan a work of art; consider using contrast within your work’s area of focus.

 

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