In La Meninas, the figures look a lot closer than what they are.
They also block out the background of the art work.
All the qualities of this art work create the effect that Diego Velazquez is trying to accomplish through the viewer.
Velazquez also portrays himself working at a large canvas in his art work.
He writes to his brother about his painting almost as if he would be confused himself about the painting.
The village is dark but at the same time it is peaceful compared to the dramatic sky life.The illusion is that the figures are looking at the admirer of the painting and are the results of foreshortening.The illusion or foreshortening in accomplished in the figures in the art work.Formal Analysis of Art Formal Analysis of Art The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is consistent of his typical artwork.He uses the lines free and loose making it an expression of his contour lines.Foreshortening is a technique used in perspective to create the illusion of an object receding strongly into the distance or background.The painting shows a large room and several figures scattered throughout the painting.This reflects his personality in the way that his art work is controlled. Sol Le Witt is unlike Van Gogh’s when it comes to his personality.In which Le Witt’s personality is logical and Van Gogh’s is emotional and chaotic.This effect is also accomplished through the lighting used by Edward Hopper. The color element used in the art work is expressive.