Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Architectural Elements

The abstract design possibilities of architectural elements in the landscape has been explored in previous posts, but here are some more examples.
Contrasting rectilinear and organic, natural and man-made elements, increases visual interest. Though there are no trees in the roofscape, the earthen tiles, with their variegated textures, are a kind of natural element.
Black is rare in nature, but architectural elements give a landscape painter a chance to add some punchy accents to their composition.
Klimt integrates architectural and vegetal elements through pattern and texture.

Top: Alexandra Tyng, Golden, Maine, 28 x 42 inches
Middle: Thomas W. Schaller, Roofs Sienna, watercolour.
Bottom: Klimt, Schloss Kammer

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