Is this sentence correct?
The portrait utilizes a palette of grays, blacks and blues.
Doesn’t it sound like the portrait painted itself? Shouldn’t it be «The artist utilized a palette of grays, blacks and blues.»
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The picture utilizes a pyramidal arrangement common of High Renaissance artists, although Leonardo's perfection of anatomical movement and fluidity elevates the figures with a sense of realistic motion.
However, the expression itself is rarely used, as Gngram finds no instances of it in written texts.
Note: It can be utilizes (AmE) or utilises (BrE).