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Unity

Theodore Gericault, Robert Delauney, Constable and Andrea Mantegna’s works explore how proximity, simplicity, repetition and continuation create unity in art.

Theodore Gericault, Robert Delauney, Constable and Andrea Mantegna’s works explore concepts of proximity, simplicity, repetition and continuation, which create unity within Art and Design.

Theodore Gericault uses simplicity in ‘The Raft of Medusa’ by showing a mass of people who are grouped together. Further unity is seen with the subjects sharing the same tones and colours.

Robert Delauney uses repetition in his painting ‘Carousel with Pigs’. The circles that repeat throughout the painting are of a similar style, creating unity in the artwork.

John Constable uses continuation in ‘Flatford Mill (Scene of a Navigable River)’. Individual elements unify the painting – the path next to a river is lined with trees and bushes, leading the viewer into the painting.

Andrea Mantegna uses proximity, with the subjects in his painting ‘The Court of the Gonzaga family’ sitting near each other whilst wearing similar clothing to create unity.

Keywords: Proximity, Simplicity, Repetition, Continuation

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