Monday, September 22, 2014

Interdisciplinary Arts: 9-22

1. Locate 3 works of art- 1 still life, 1 portrait, and 1 figure that employ the fundamental behavior of light that we have studied in regard to the sphere. For each piece, compose a paragraph that identifies the key elements of light behavior in the given piece. Be sure to include a link to the artwork, or identify the artist and title.

2. After completing the Aristides reading (Edline), find 3 parallels between her teaching approach and the approach of Anthony Ryder. Identify these parallels and substantiate your claims with direct quotes or excerpts. Then, focus on the distinctions between the two authors/artists and repeat the process.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brian Cronin
1)Jeremy Deck, The Ant- The squash in the painting is a figure that shows shading that is very similar to those ones we practiced on the spheres.
2) Justin Hess, Sharp Beak- The egg has shading from the light source coming from the top left and reminds me of our practice shading.
3) Head Studt, Devin Cecil- This is a picture of a head on a drawn neck and shoulders, the features on the man's face show shading from the light off of his nose, eyes, cheeks, etc.

Anonymous said...

1.) Still life: http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=r75EXyk0-Gk7vM&tbnid=vT-9hP1X0PEsHM:&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdigital-art-gallery.com%2Fpicture%2F11452&ei=0zcgVO7jB4rD8AH39YCACQ&bvm=bv.75775273,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNGpW9xVIP307rxhuixNRacRwEaupw&ust=1411483958371918
how this still life employs the fundamental behavior of light is the different values that are shown in the piece from the light source. the lamp in the artwork is painted in to act as the light source and it shows the lighter values in the top of the plant then towards the middle and down it creates darker values because its away from the light source, and finally at the bottom the lighting on the leaves but there is still the highlight to show the reflective light.
Portrait:http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=eBqNcA3NTx-2uM&tbnid=pjyi_O4lRY6uaM:&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimgarcade.com%2F1%2Fscary-portraits%2F&ei=FjkgVIqCBqa58gGbzIDACQ&bvm=bv.75775273,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNF58Q-15CCZC-6cWnlUhH5TzguBOA&ust=1411484295774526
How this portrait employs the fundamental aspects of light that we studied in regards to the sphere is the high contrast and the contouring of the face with the shadows. the subject is a white color and with that sort of coloring the values of the light and the reflective light ascent the features even more so than if it was a natural skin tone.
3.)figure:http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fidrawgirls.com%2Fimages%2F2010Q4%2Fspeed-painting-tutorial-figure-study.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fidrawgirls.com%2Ftutorials%2F2011%2F10%2F24%2Fhow-to-paint-figure-female-back%2F&h=700&w=500&tbnid=67MQ_jPKAn3L-M%3A&zoom=1&docid=wslGFUNMMar3OM&ei=-zkgVOOTN9adygT_iYD4Bg&tbm=isch&ved=0CDYQMygFMAU&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=893&page=1&start=0&ndsp=45
how this figure painting employs the fundamental behavior of light that we studied in regards to the sphere is how the light works around the body contouring it and causing highlights to the muscles. the middle of her back is darker that the outer sides because she is flexing backwards. lastly parts of the body that are closer to the surface and stick out more have a lighter tone to stick out more than others.
-AriannaHeath

Anonymous said...

Portrait: http://willkempartschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/singlelightsourceportrait-e1352898024117.jpg
This Portrait is of a man who looks shocked at something he is looking at. The light source is coming down from the top right corner. You can see that the top of his hair closer to the light source is lighter and as you travel away from the light, his hair gets darker. Like the sphere, there is an oval like shape on his forehead where the light is hitting his face. It gets darker as you get further away to the point where his left eye is barely visible and you can’t tell where his chin ends and his neck begins.

Still Life: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/17/c8/90/17c8909b0c76d4a33c835ca17b7c1c6e.jpg
This still life is of a whole tomato leaning on another tomato cut in half. The light source is coming from the top left corner of the drawing. On the whole tomato, you can see the leaves create a shadow on the tomato itself. That oval like shape where the light source hits is seen on the tomato and the tomato gets darker as your eye travels to the bottom right. The whole tomatoes shadow is darker where the shadow hits the tomato and lighter as you get further away. The half tomatoes shadow does the same thing. The half tomato also has a shadow that is seen on the whole tomato.

Figure: http://www.actionplanet.com/figure-drawing-9-12-8.jpg
This figure drawing is of a naked woman sitting down on the floor. She is crossing her legs and arms and seems to have her eyes closed. The light source is coming from the top left of the drawing and is shining down on the front of her body. Her body is facing toward the light, while her head is looking off to the side. There is a dark shadow under her legs and behind her back because these are the areas blocked with her body from the light source. The very front of her legs, the right side of her face, her chest, and her arms are the brightest because these are the first things the light source hits.

-Amy Patrone

Laine Parker said...


An example of a still life painting is “Pelion Summer” by Emilie Lee. It includes a small white building - that may be a house or a shed - with a window. Red flowers have grown on top of it, and it’s at the bottom of some kind of slope. The light source (presumably the sun) is coming from the upper left, which isn’t seen, but is suggested by the location of the cast shadow.
An example of a portrait is “Self-Portrait in Russian Hat” by Gregory Mortenson. It is of a bearded man in, obviously, a Russian-style fur hat, against of a backdrop a snowy wintertime forest. The sky above is gray with cloudy, and because of this, the shadows in the painting come from the hat and are on the upper part of the man’s face.
An example of a portrait is “Underground Busk” by Gregory Mortenson. It is of a woman wearing a dress and holding an accordion. The ground beneath her is a grayish brown and might be concrete (I’m not entirely sure, that’s not really my area of expertise) and something that looks vaguely artsy behind her. The light source comes from above her because she’s underground, and her body’s cast shadow is to the bottom right.



There are a few subtle parallels between the two books’ approach to drawing. For example, both stress that a good drawing takes a lot of dedication, patience, and hard work. It doesn’t just happen in a couple hours - it can take days, or weeks, or months, or even years. Also, both believe that people who say they “can’t draw” actually can draw, they just haven’t put the effort and time into making themselves into good artists. So, basically, they aren’t untalented, they’re lazy. Lastly, both mention math. Aristides talks about the golden ratio, while Ryder talks about using triangles and other geometric shapes to help create block-ins.
There are also differences between the two approaches to drawing. For example, Aristides focuses heavily on the golden ratio and beauty from math, while Ryder only briefly mentions using shapes. Also, Ryder comes off more casually, like he’s on a more friendly basis with the readers, while Aristides is more professional-sounding. Lastly, Aristides talks more about drawing as a whole, while what I’ve read of Ryder is all about block-ins.

Jared S said...

1) Severin Roesen, Still Life With Fruit: This piece portrays a cornucopia of fruits in a large basket, with a light source coming from the bottom left of the image. The light cast upon the grapes shows a high-key highlight on the top of each grape, as well as a reflective light on the bottom of each. The round fruit in this piece also all have visible terminators and other artistic aspects a sphere should have.

2) Diego Fazio, Sensazioni: This photo-realistic piece of art creates the look of water by showing multiple high contrast highlights on the water over the woman's face as well as grooves that show the direction of flow from a light source that seems to shine from the center of the image, behind its frame of view.

3) Reinisgailitis, Figure Drawing of Young Male: This figure drawing shows a young man from a viewpoint of about half-height with a light cast on him from the center but slightly above. Each muscle shows a fading/receding shadow as the figure angles further away from the light source. The front (left) leg is also a darker shade compared to the lighter behind (right) leg in order to show foreground and background on a human figure.

Anonymous said...


The similarities I saw between Aristides and Anthony Ryder in there writing is they both mention how important it is to work on the basic skills and to use those to help your artistic ability grow. they both also mentioned you need to love what you do to succeed at it and to get better at it. "this love gives a person the desire to pursue an objective in spite of obstacles that arise and provides him or her with the stamina necessary for extended study". lastly they both mentioned the importance of mathematics in art.

How they differed is there way of writing and the tone they used, she seemed a bit stiff and hard edged, ware he seemed like a helpful relaxed teacher/writer. also she spent a lot of her time in the passage writing about the history of how the techniques were created, and he just went over the form you use and how to do so. lastly how they differed is how they used math in their artwork and technique, she used measurements and numbers , ware he used shapes and forms.

-Arianna Heath

Anonymous said...

1- Still life: The painting is composed by four apples in a plate. The behavior of light in this figure is really similar to the sphere. It’s easy to observe that the light source comes from the top what gives the effect of a natural lightning. Where the highlight is strongest the edge is very crisp and when it gets closer to the shadow the edges get softer. We can also notice that the apple located on front is closer so the edges are even crisper.
http://blogs.egusd.net/ngan/files/2013/12/still_life_apples-1ubxduf.jpg
Portrait: In this drawing the light source comes from the left. We can notice that the right side of the figure has darker tones, what makes the shadow of the girl and because of the strong contrast the edges are crisp. The edges become so soft on the left side that the details on the girls scarf disappears and fades away with the background. There is also a really noticeable shadow made by the girl’s nose on the right side of her face.
http://candacexmoore.blogspot.com/2012/12/tips-for-drawing-portraits-with-graphite.html
Justin Hess, Sharp Beak
The egg in this painting can be compared directly to the sphere we drew. The light source comes from the left and where the highlight is strongly located has a really sharp edge and as long as it gets further from the light they get softer and fade away.
The similarity about the two artists is that they both believe that anyone can draw. Dedication and learning the basic skills like drawing a good block in for example is really important. Besides putting effort into your masterpiece they both mention the importance of measurement and math in general to make a good drawing.
The difference between them Is that Artisides uses a lot more numbers and measurement, his figures are composed by hard crisps edges and she is way more technical than Ryder. Differently from Artisides, he prefers using shapes and geometry in his drawings.
ISABELA OLIVEIRA

amanda pierce said...

1 still life: http://www.drawingforkids.org/50662-still-life-with-blue-vase-and-clementines-by-minna
This painting demonstrates the behavior of light by hitting the vase and creating a highlight. There is a reflected light on the side farthest from the light source as well. The vase is blocking the light and causes a cast shadow to fall opposite of the light.
1 portrait: http://andreanutt.com/paintings/drawing/self_portrait_drawing.jpg
This charcoal drawing displays the behavior of light by the way the highlight is bright on her face. The length of her features, such as her nose cause a shadow to be cast on to the side of her face. There is also reflected light on her ear and the back of her arm.

1 form: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01472/Cat-look-up_1472675i.jpg
In this photograph the light displays the fundamental behavior of light by the way it strikes the cats face. The light is the brightest where the cats face is closest to the light and then the cat’s body gets darker and darker the father away it goes from the light. Also the cat’s body is very dark at the bottom and a little lighter in some areas and the dark background gives the cats fur an edge and the cat pops.
In the readings Aristides and Anthony Ryder’s book there are many similarities. The author’s both strongly agree that anyone can learn how to draw. They understand that skills can be taught and with patience and dedication one can master drawing. The author knows and tries to elaborate on that it takes time to complete a drawing, it does now happen in minutes. Anthony Ryder discusses he may spend 6 hours on a block-in. There are also some differences between the two readings. Ryder uses block-in methods such as tilt, and nonparallelism, while Aristides refers to the golden ratio. Lastly Anthony Ryder used a more laid back tone in his writings while Aristides felt more formal.

Anonymous said...

Eric Sanford

1. Still Life:
http://mhsart1.wikispaces.com/file/view/dutch_3.jpg/223368500/472x325/dutch_3.jpg

2. Portrait:
http://slodive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/charles-joshua/Portrait_of_Yefim_I__Chaplits_(1768-1825).jpg

3. Figure:
http://webartacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The-Incredulity-of-Saint-Thomas-by-Caravaggio_chiaroscuro_web-art-academy.jpg

1. The light source of this still life of a skull on a folder and a book, a quill pen, a glass and several other objects on a tabletop by Phillipe de Champaign is coming from the top left of the image. The light plays on the skull and glass, creating highlights on the upper left fading into shadow, with reflected light on the far right of the objects. The cast shadows of the quill pen and other objects are convincing, helping to make the objects appear to be three-dimensional on the tabletop.

2. The light source of this portrait of Yefim I by Charles Joshua Chaplin also makes use of fundamental light behavior. The light source is in the upper left corner of the piece, creating highlights on the man’s forehead and nose, which are positioned toward the light, smoothly transitioning to darker values away from the light and behind structures of the face that block it. The far right of the face at the jawline has some reflected light. Also, the medals on his suit have convincing cast shadows and proper value scales on the objects themselves.

3. This figure study is titled “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas”, and depicts four figures, three of them examining a wound on the third (Jesus’s) abdomen. The light source comes from the upper left corner of the piece, creating highlights on Jesus’s robes, the receding hairline of the top middle figure, the foreheads of the two other figures, and on Jesus’s hand which is guiding one of the other figures’ (presumably St. Thomas) hand into his wound. The folds of the robes create contrasting light and dark values, and on the figures themselves, there is a natural transition from light to dark as the forms of their bodies recede from the light into the very dark background.

Parallels Between Aristides and Ryder

1. The importance of using line to create edging of a figure. Ryder emphasizes the outline of forms, the “contour” of the figure. Aristides emphasizes that the outline is an illusion created by the form, but that they can be used to create movement and secure placement in the composition.
2. Using measurements to ensure accuracy, Ryder is more observational, using comparisons of points on the figure, while Aristides is more mathematical in approach.
3. Beginning with a block in to find placement and proportion of the figure. Ryder emphasizes the use of a general envelope around the entire figure, which is then “carved” into the form, while Aristides focuses more on using the block-in to find correct angles at once.

Merri Whittington said...

This still life by Diane Hoeptner contains fundamental skills which our Interdisciplinary Art class has practiced with spheres. The center orange -being a sphere- contains a highlight. From there, the values get darker and the off center is darkest before the reflected light comes in to play and lightens the edges. The shadows also start dark and then blur out a little bit. Image: http://cdn.dailypainters.com/paintings/frosting_fruit_still_life_oil_painting_hoeptner_0ddb80f3637e7c3e5eb981a0da96c083.jpg

This portrait of Adele by Kelvin Okafor also portrays basic light behavior and drawing skills. There are highlights on her nose on her cheeks and on her chin which fade into light shading. The shadow to the left side of her nose (our left) fades out and disappears softly. This shadow technique is depicted multiple places on the face, including under her eyes and to the left of her lips. Her lips show a lot of similarity to the spheres we drew in class, on a fundamental level. The bottom lip especially shows a small highlight, and then a soft value scale moving outward from said highlight, and a light cast shadom on the chin. Image: http://www.weoccupy.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/KelvinOkafor-Adele.jpg
In this figure drawing, the muscles on the man’s arms follow the guidelines of a sphere. This guy’s butt is awesome, the same principles apply to his cheeks. ( I can’t believe I’m typing this) There’s highlight and then a soft value scale, followed by a dark cast shadow. Might I add, I quite like this figure drawing because the light source is coming from just slightly right of the viewer’s perspective, making the light dance in a peculiar way. Image: http://www.proko.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/amit3.jpg

Task #2:
There were a few prominent similarities between the Anthony Ryder reading and Aristides reading. One similarity between the books is that they both wrote a little about the use of geometry and the “block-in” process. Another similarity is that they both believe that good drawing is the result of lots of practice and lots of patience. Lastly, both also stressed the fundamentals of drawing; Ryder even went into the right way to hold a pencil. Something like the first rung of the ladder isn’t any less important just because there are rungs above it? Deep.
-Merri Whittington, D block

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Carli Arcaro said...


2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...


2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...

2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...

2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...

2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...

2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061

Carli Arcaro said...

1.) Still Life – Svetlana
This still life is a picture of a cup that leaves a shadow on the coffee itself in the cup. The spherical shape of the orange depicts the same values as the circles we drew. The glass pitcher in the back is receiving the light on the top but shaded on the bottom where the cup if blocking the light.http://willkempartschool.com/how-to-paint-an-acrylic-still-life-painting/acrylic-still-life-painting-course/

2.) Military Portrait of
The Chaplain General To The Armed Forces: This painting of a portrait of the man has a light cast shining on the right side of his face, leaving his left ear darker in the shadow that his face creates. There is a little shaded part of his face the way it is angles towards the light from his left temple down to the bottom left corner of his chin and neck. https://www.google.com/search?q=a+portrait+painting&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Uv8pVP2xIIaxyAT39ILQDw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=o5yAFSG4obeihM%253A%3BcF9BIZxmYcnN0M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Fshu%252Fphotos%252FThe%252520Chaplain-General.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shela-nye.com%252Foil_paintings.shtml%3B400%3B311

3.) The figures and buildings in this painting are an example of what we have been learning in the sense of the behavior of the light. The sun (light source) is clearly behind all of the buildings, causing the shadows to fall closer to the bottom of the painting. The shadows of the buildings are also long and stretched out therefore the sun is lower in the background in which casting longer shadows. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14128061