Color Contrast

 

 

 

 

The strong composition and dramatic tonal contrast in Ernst Kirchner’s painting immediately grab your attention.

 

The striped dress against the dark sofa establish a strong focal point, but the thing that really gives this work life and vibrancy is Kirchner’s use of raw, contrasting red in the large expanse of green that dominates the painting.

 

Without this extreme color contrast the painting would lack the vitality that brings it to life.

John Lovett

 

John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      

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