Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Street Light

"The Streetlight" was done by Giacomo Balla. Done in 1909 , it is an oil on canvas painting. Balla is known for his Futurist style, a pictorial depiction of light, movement, and speed. This painting was the first of his futurism paintings. Balla aimed to represent the most up-to-date theories on the diffusion of light. I liked the use of color to represent how the light glows. The contrast of the dark border and the light in the center creates the idea that the streetlight is the subject.

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