A-Level: The elements in 2D or 3D works


Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay, 1963, acrylic on canvas, 6' 8-7/8" x 6' 9-7/8" (Detroit Institute of Arts)
She was a pioneer of the “soak-stain method” of diluting acrylic paint and pouring it into unprimed canvas.

Helen Frankenthaler, The Bay











El Greco, View of Toledo, date unknown, oil on canvas, 47-3/4 x 42-3/4" / 121.3 x 108.6 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Is that a Van Gogh? Centuries ahead of its time, this radical cityscape captures external and internal conflict.

El Greco, View of Toledo






Edvard Munch, The Scream - detail
Munch sought to express internal emotions, providing a visual equivalent for a universal human experience.

Edvard Munch, The Scream


The Ardabil carpet
This wool carpet was woven for a shrine. Its dense design contains geometric patterns, floral motifs—and two lamps.

The Ardabil Carpet