This document aims provides visual analysis of the painting, it shall further determine basic visual elements to analyze the artwork ‘Harmony in Red’.
Analyzing the painting ‘Harmony in Red’ it can be observed that the painting portrays a scenario of the dinning room decorated with various types of fruits, vases and flowers. The painting gives an overall cheerful and bright affect in the minds of the people. The background of the painting is bright red; the motifs from the wall are falling down on the tablecloth of the dinning table. At the right hand side of the painting is a woman who is busy decorating the vases and fruit baskets on the table. In the middle, is a fruit basket that seems to be blurred and at the left are the chair and window. The window provides a different affect to the painting; use of cool colors of the window in the painting gives brighter affect to the painting.
The painting is a bright luminous painting showing various objects in the painting. Analyzing the painting, it can be observed that the artist has made use of contour lines and implied line for showing the expression and sight of the women in the painting. The artist makes use of counter line to shoe define facial expression. In addition, the chair in the painting is made up of the same line, whereas the background of the painting has shaded and soft stroke to give a soft affect to the brightness of the red color.
Analyzing the colors of the painting it can be observed that the use of red is extensively used in the painting with few blue line sin the motifs of the painting. This shows that the artist makes use of warm colors in the painting more than the cool cools. Warm colors create a warm and sensual impact in the minds of the viewers. Matisse in the painting makes excessive use of the saturation in the painting. In order to create a bright and warm look in the