Closure is the grouping of visual elements to imply or suggest an image. It is an invitation to the viewer to complete the picture in his/her mind. I think this is one of my favorite harmony techniques. The oval shape on top of the painting doesn’t touch the rest of the subject but because of closure, we know that it is the lip of the jar. The image is still recognizable.
This is one of two works that uses the chiaroscuro effect of high contrasts between lights and darks.
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