Albrecht Altdorfer, The Swiss War, from Triumphant Emperor Maximilian, 4.5 x 9.3 cm, on parchment, circa 1513-1515 (Albertina, Vienna). Though he is better known for his prints, drawings and paintings, Altdorfer's hand is immediately recognizable in this miniature from an illuminated manuscript.
Shape- the use of regular squares and rectangles overlapping one another in a conformed manner creates an image of a bustling NYC street. The bustling effect comes from the intense overlapping of the shapes- it also adds the effect that the buildings are being built/put together. The darker shapes give the piece depth and from a distance, dimension.
Icebergs by Zaria Forman… no ordinary artist. Her work is moving and dramatic but the most impressive part? She paints with her fingers. Her artwork is as awe-inspiring as it is unbelievable and breathtaking. Human creativity truly knows no bounds, and this is a reminder to us all that you don’t have to have a pen and paper or even a paintbrush to create beautiful pieces of art.