Sunday, September 21, 2008
Kristen - Pollaiuolo
This painting is titled "Martyrdom of St Sebastian," by Antonio del Pollaiuolo. The main subjects of the painting appear forward in space with relation to the landscape in the background. This is effective in drawing your eyes on the people, the focus of the image. The background is less detailed and has less color than the people in the foreground, which gives it less attention. The people in the front are colored more brightly and given much greater detail. Also, the images in the background are much smaller than the people in the foreground, achieving a sense of distance.