Emphasis

By: Lorena, Derek, and Hassan

Emphasis

Occurs at any time an element of a piece is given dominance by the artist
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Rose

This painting is made by Salvador Dali. The rose is the object that is emphasized. It contradicts the background color and size.
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Marble

The blue on the marble is what is emphasized in this painting by Salvador Dali. It is emphasized by color, and definition.
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Bunny

The bunny in this painting is emphasized because of the color of the background and its size.
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Balloons

The balloons are emphasized because its the only thing that has some color other then black and white.
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Square

In Richard Anuszkiewicz Deep Magenta Square the square is clearly being emphasized and is the focal point in the composition. It is emphasized because of the intensity in color of the square.
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Skulls

Paul Cezanne, Pyramid of Skulls painting has three skulls which stand out but in those 3 skulls one is a white color while the other are more yellow, this makes the white skull emphasized.
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Dark Value

The dark value in the Henri Matisse painting is emphasized because the colors surrounding it are lighter and the surrounding shapes are also smaller.
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Astronaut

The astronaut in this picture is being emphasized because the background is blurred and isn't colorful, while the astronaut is a bright orange color.
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Purple diamond

The purple diamond in this picture is being emphasized because of its color and size.
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Theatre

Emphasis can be used in theatre arts. To make a scene more dramatic one could change the scenery or a character may change their tone of voice. The possibilities are endless and emphasis is commonly used.

Literature

Authors often add emphasis to something by using an exclamation point, changing the grammar that was being used, or just simply going into detail.

Music

When adding emphasis to lyrics in music most artists will make the emphasized lyric the title of their song and repeat the lyrics throughout the song. When emphasizing rhythm artists change the rhythm of the music.
Principles of Art - Emphasis