Statues in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II: Music Analysis

Desplat’s composition, Statues, which is part of the Protecting Hogwarts scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II displays several musical elements in action. These elements include the timbre, texture, dynamics, and rhythm of the piece. These elements change throughout the scene, gradually adding or withdrawing each element to suit the needs of…

Surrealism: Artists & Characteristics

What is Surrealism Surrealism, is an artistic movement stressing on the artists subconscious, where the artist focuses on their imagination, for imagery or to exploit unexpected juxtapositions. These juxtapositions are unexpected, because the appearance of the forms/subjects don’t look real, and oppose reality. In surrealist artworks, the subjects look like out their out of reality,…

Art Review: Terms & Definitions

Elements – colour, texture, shape/form, line, space, value/tone. Principles – repetition, radial balance, rhythm, movement, contrast, unity/harmony, proportion, variety, asymmetrical balance, symmetrical balance, Texture – refers to the look or feel of a surface. Contrast/Emphasis – differences between elements (size, colour, shape). Unity/Harmony – similarities between at least one of the elements. Line – begins…