Journal Entry 14

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In Starry Night Over the Rhone Vincent van Gogh created texture with his brush strokes. The stars, the lights, and the reflections of the light create contrast against this mainly dark piece. The light’s reflection on the water is a focal point because it’s the brightest and largest amount of yellow on the piece.  The size change creates a sense of depth. The repetition of the yellows and dark blues creates unity. The people blend into the piece until you move your eyes towards the general area they’re in. The change in direction of the brush strokes also helps create contrast. Overall the piece is very pleasant to look at and the contrast in the piece helps to move the viewers eye around it.

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