Federico Pietrella

Federico Pietrella

Unconventional Artist

Artist Federico Pietrella was born in Rome and now lives and works in Berlin. He creates art using a number of different methods involving resins, flashlights, photocopies, and other found objects, but most striking to me are these lovely paintings made with rubber date stamps. Pietrella opens a exhibition starting this weekend atGalleria Civica G. Segantini in Arco, Italy.

Federico Pietrella

Critique the Artwork of the Day

What elements and principles are used? Composition Rules? Are there shapes and forms? What is the subject? What does it communicate and HOW? Break it down into Elements, Principles and Composition.

Please sketch out the composition and critique the photo below in your photo journal:

Draw the shapes and lines in this composition on your critique sheet. Where does your eye go? Stop? Why? What two principles strongly make this photo interesting?

What are your thoughts? Is there balance in this image? What kind? Pattern? Repetition? What creates the focal point?

Discuss the composition? How does this photo compare/contrast the previous photo?


  • Line
  • Shape
  • Value
  • Form
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Space


  • Balance
  • Emphasis
  • Repetition/Pattern
  • Scale-Proportion
  • Unity/Variety
  • Contrast
  • Movement


  • Fill Frame
  • Rule of 3rds
  • Triangle/Circle
  • Frame in a Frame
  • Leading Lines
  • Rhythm
  • Positive/Neg Space

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