Value: The values on the woman’s face makes the painting look more realistic. Values can also be seen in other places such as the bird’s body and the plants.


Line: The lines included in the painting creates a sense of direction in the painting and leads the audience’s eyesight from top to bottom of the painting.

Shape: Hung Liu uses circles to attract attention to certain parts of the painting.

Contrast: There are contrasts of colors between the red and the turquoise and the gold and the purple.

Emphasis: The contrasts of the colors create emphasis in the painting and emphasized some details.


Movement: The paint dripping from the canvas creates movement and leads the audience’s eyesight from top to bottom.

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