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The Elements of Art Composing a painting

Key notion: Color and light

Expression through lines, forms and colors

Poets use words, rhythms and sounds… painters use a language made of lines, forms and colors. Let’s take a look at different representations of the Virgin Mary by four great Italian artists. How do they manage to create such different worlds, despite using the same language of lines, forms and colors?

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