There's more to large artworks than impressive scale. They have a unique ability to envelop viewers with their size and create an immersive atmosphere that is as intimate as it is powerful.
The experience of being immersed in a palette of moving colors has made kaleidoscopes popular for centuries, and artists have adopted these tools of color and motion to create dynamic, mesmerizing compositions in contemporary art.
Grey has a way of reducing images to their most essential elements, allowing the eye to bypass anything superfluous and hone in on forms, proportions and scale. A palette of grey may appear subdued, but it often adds clarity to powerful effect.
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Whether produced by heaps of oil paint or layers of plaster, the dimension created by a work's materials affects how it is both seen and understood.
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