Art Analysis

In this work, the artist has made use of almost perfect symmetrical balance; indeed, the major element, the large rectangle in the center top of the drawing, is placed so that its forward thrust is balanced by the perspective elements of its side and top. These are not in perspective, however, showing no receding into the horizon, as they should if the artist had been depending on perspective to make a point.
In fact, the image is rather flat, more like a piece of classic Persian art than anything rendered in the western tradition using perspective and relative weighting of objects to show their importance.
The focal point is in no doubt at all, however, despite the flat plane. The ...

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of their own, independent of the winds one could imagine flowing down from the mountains.
The work shows a lot of rhythm, almost like a musical composition with major and minor chords playing off each other. The elegant palm trees, seemingly swaying to their own tune, play against the curvilinear suggestion of mountains, which in turn seem to be marching, if not into the distance-because again, the perspective is not rendered fully in any object. The mountains form a counterpoint to the straight lines of the rectangle, and also to the increasingly solid shapes of the square 'clouds' that define the distance. More properly, though, they overhang the composition, but impart information as well. Ranging from colorless on the left through various gradations of shading, they become completely black on the right, like a gathering storm. Still, the birds are flying so it seems perhaps not a bad storm.
In spite of the odd placement of a featureless, three-dimensional rectangle in ...

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