ADD INTO THIS BOX, FROM THE NEW IMAGES, THE “STATUE OF LIBERTY”
vertical lines have a sense of stability, based on our perception of trees in
a forest. Therefore, in this painting, though there are many men, women, and
children enjoying a Sunday afternoon in a park, there appears to be
practically no movement. Every object appears frozen and static.
also translates to strength. Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, stands 305 feet tall. Yet even in a small reproduction or
postcard sized photo, the statue has
a towering presence. This is due to the verticality of the body, the vertical
lines of the garment’s folds and upward extension of the torch bearing arm.