Monochromatic Landmark

Gateway Arch, St. Louis Missouri

Jozie Costello 2B

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Elements and Principles

In my monochromatic Landscape featuring the Gateway Arch, I have used color, an element of art. I used my colors to create unity. Unity is made when you repeat any element throughout your art work to give off Harmony.

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History and Culture

The Gateway Arch is located in St.Louis Missouri. It was built in 1963 by Eero Saarinen, and stands 630 feet tall. It toke 2 years to build, and was built to bee the tallest man made monument in the USA, and it is! It served as a gateway to the West.,. "History Of The Gateway Arch". N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.

Completed, This, and Gateway completed. "Gateway Arch Completed - Oct 28, 1965 - HISTORY.Com". N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.

Art and Design

It cost $13 million to build this Arch. It was made of stainless steel. The inside has a museum called "The Westward Museum" for the westward settlers. The arch sways as much as 18 inches in the wind.

Personal Response

I chose this landmark because it was a big part of my childhood. I used to go to St. Louis a lot when I lived in Illinois because there's so much to do. I remember my first time up in the Arch. It was amazing to look out the small window at the top, and see everything. St. Louis will always be apart of me and the Arch will always be apart of my coolest self experiences.

Living in another state, I appreciate the things I was able to do when I lived back home. I can cherish memories like that. I'm really glad I was able to paint a picture of one of my favorite times.


The element of art I used in my work is color. I organized this to achieve the Principle of design, Unity. Unity is the relationship within the elements of a visual that help the elements work together. I did this by using the same color but putting tints and shades with it. I made it clear where a new building/structure started/ended. Everything I painted was pretty clear to be able to tell what it was.