The power of art is sometimes found in the opposing juxtaposition of different images placed side by side. Artists place the delicate with the blunt, juxtapose complex with simple, or mingle joyful and sad. In one artist’s work, the tension between dark and light colors offers a brilliant juxtaposition of contrasting brilliant color and shade. Some galleries insist that artists stand alongside their works during shows, juxtaposing the art and the artist.
Quiz: What is juxtaposition?
- The act of placing two things next to each other for comparison.
- The act of designing a diverse and exciting art show.
- The act of drawing two things together that are not usually found in the same space.