Notice how the Mona Lisa’s face is very pale, and surrounded by very dark hair. The difference between light and dark creates contrast, or makes things very easy to see.
This frog shows the OPPOSITE of contrast, which is camouflage. He blends in to the background because he is the same color as the grass he is standing in.
Rembrandt was an artist who was very well known for his use of contrast. He used light and shadow to make the important characters in his paintings pop out. Which people in this painting do you think he wanted you to focus on the most?
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