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Emphasis in Art

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on 1 April 2014

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Transcript of Emphasis in Art

Emphasis in Art
Emphasis is defined as an area or object within the artwork that draws attention and becomes a focal point.

Focal point
refers to an area in the composition that has the most significance, an area that the artist wants to draw attention to as the
most important part.

What do you think is the emphasis in this art work?
What do you see first?


What do you see first?

Emphasis can be shown using the Elements and Principles of Art
What is the first thing you see?

5. Large vs. Small

What is the first thing you see?
What is the first thing you see?

9 ways to show Emphasis
1. Put important thing in the middle of the paper
2. Dark vs. Light
3. Focal point
4. Bight color vs. Dull color
5. Large vs. Small
6. Color in 1 spot only
7. Empty space around important object
8. Use two kinds of shapes
9. Warm vs. Cool Colors

1. Important thing in middle of the paper
2. Dark vs. Light
Use a darker or lighter value – (black/white/gray)
3. Focal Point - focus attention with converging lines

What is the first thing you see?

4. Bright color vs. Dull color

Increase an object’s intensity of color (make the color brighter or duller)
What is the first thing you see?
6. Color in 1 spot only

7. Empty Space around important object
Isolate the object you want to emphasize (put the important thing by itself or separate it from the other things in the artwork.)
8. Warm colors vs. Cool colors
8. Use two kinds of shapes
Ways to show Emphasis
1. Put important thing in the middle of the paper
2. Dark vs. Light
3. Focal point
4. Bight color vs. Dull color
5. Large vs. Small
6. Color in 1 spot only
7. Empty space around important object
8. Use two kinds of shapes
9. Warm vs. Cool Colors

Ways to show Emphasis
1. Put important thing in the middle of the paper
2. Dark vs. Light
3. Focal point
4. Bight color vs. Dull color
5. Large vs. Small
6. Color in 1 spot only
7. Empty space around important object
8. Use two kinds of shapes
9. Warm vs. Cool Colors

Ways to show Emphasis
1. Put important thing in the middle of the paper
2. Dark vs. Light
3. Focal point
4. Bight color vs. Dull color
5. Large vs. Small
6. Color in 1 spot only
7. Empty space around important object
8. Use two kinds of shapes
9. Warm vs. Cool Colors

How is emphasis shown in this work of art?
How is emphasis shown in this work of art?
How is emphasis shown in this work of art?
Which side is Bright?
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