Repoussoir - From the French verb meaning to push back. A means of achieving perspective or spacial contrasts by the use of illusionistic devices such as the placement of a large figure or object i the immediate foreground of a painting to increase the illusion of depth in the rest of the picture. The tree in the right-foreground is an example of repoussior that pushes the viewers eye.
Unloading a lake freighter at the Pennsylvania Railroad iron ore docks by means of Hulett unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio. In the foreground, empty cars are waiting to pass under the unloaders to pick up their loads
jump into flight. captured moments frozen in time and space. flying free towards the road to never mind. foreground. background. caught somewhere in between that space that has no word only meaning. -Lisa Meta florence, italy 2014 #streetart #metamorfize
Aperture is the opening in the camera that adjusts how much light you want to let in for your photo. The lower the aperture number, (ie: 1.8, 2, 3.5) the more blurred your background will be. (Or foreground if you want to focus on the background.) The higher the aperture number, (ie: 16, 22) the more everything will be in focus. It is good to remember that there is not just one way to take a well-lit photograph-- photography has equivalents. This means that you can have a dark room with an…
Spirit Ridge Elementary School, Bellevue, WA by McGranahan Architects. The wall in the foreground is part of the wall of the old school that had special meaning to the community. My first project with McGranahan Architects was to create renderings of this design.
https://flic.kr/p/M65AgD | Cranborne Dorset | Cranborne in Dorset. The village dates from Saxon times and was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Creneburne, meaning stream (bourne) of cranes. In this street view we see a man walking his dog, and the C16 "New Inn" and on the opposite side is the WVS "Book Shop" The Driveway in the bottom left foreground is the entrance to Cranborne Manor.
Melancholia & I, 1514 by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). That dark temperament is personified by a female figure seated in the foreground. The winged infant beside her is a 'genius' (meaning an accompanying spirit). Melancholy was possessed by artists, in whom 'Imagination' predominates. If this interpretation is correct, Dürer has presented us with a portrait of his own temperament as an artist. Source: Wikipedia
Still-Life with Oysters, Lemons and Grapes Cornelis de Heem 1660s. This painting was chosen for this collection because it is a breakfast still-life that features a peeled lemon in the foreground which had a moral meaning to the people of this time.