Visual Analysis Running Fence

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For my visual analysis, I visited the Tampa Museum of Art. One piece of art I chose for my visual analysis were Running Fence, by Christo Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude. The other piece of art I chose to analyze was Fragment of a Fluted Column, by Peter Saari. These two works of art drew my attention and were completely different so I decided to analyze them. Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Running Fence conveys a sense of continuing emptiness while Saari's Fragment of a Fluted Column was made to recreate an ancient fragment of a Roman column. Running Fence is a painting of the actual running fence in California created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 1976 made from steel poles and white nylon fabric that was 24.5 miles long and taken down only weeks after…show more content…
The fence itself is drawn with horizontal lines to imply that the fence continues on for a long distance. The vertical lines of the fence are not long which shows that the fence was not extremely tall. The fence is drawn two dimensional which conveys the feeling that the fence is not strong and will not last long. The shape of the fence is rectangular which shows that the fence is manmade and not a natural object found in nature. The positive space is the brown grass and white fence in the distance because the viewer's eyes are drawn toward these parts of the painting while the blank, white background is the negative space. The large section of blank, negative space gives the feeling of being alone and isolated from the rest of the world. The shading of the grass in the field and the shading of the fence against the white background make the picture look three dimensional (although the fence itself is drawn two dimensional) and make the fence look distant which gives the feeling of emptiness. The picture is very bright and has a lot of white which makes the painting look like it is a picture of somewhere

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