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The texture and color of the left wall adds visual weight to the space, but is balanced by the lighter surrounding color.
The repetition of the patterns in different parts of the space keeps the eye moving in the room creating surface articulation with texture and color.
The wall neutral color palette makes the two pictures a focal point. The pictures use surface articulation by having the light beady pattern flowing into the person's shirt then, showing a change in texture with the smooth black.
Surface articulation is shown in the pavement with the different stones drawing the viewer's eye off to the left side.