Single Area of Attention  

 Single Area of Attention  

 Single Area of Attention  

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• One subject/shape in a painting/drawing is designed to attract the most attention, and other areas of the painting/drawing are meant to attract little or no attention

The subject/shape might be depicted with a simple background, or it might be made most prominent by making it much larger, more colorful, better lit, harder edged, and more detailed than any other subjects/shapes. An artist might design a piece this way in order to compel the viewer to identify with the prominently featured subject, to depict the subject as isolated and alone, or the artist might simply consider the single subject/shape to be worthy of prolonged attention.

Featured: The Fife Player by Édouard Manet.

 Single Area of Attention  

 Single Area of Attention  

 Single Area of Attention