Friday, October 5, 2012

The Crying Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun

Karel Appel
 The Crying Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun, 1956
Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Line- This painting has horizontal an vertical lines. There are evident action lines that imply movement, such as the crocodile is eagerly swimming in rough waters, to catch up with the sun.
Shape- 2D (Flat oil canvas painting)
Color- Primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) are used the most. Secondary colors (orange and green) are used to illustrate the negative space (the water and clouds in the sky) that the audience isn't focused on.
Pattern- The lines used to color the crocodile are drawn fast. The lines around the sun also repeat

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