Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Degas was a master artist of compositional structures. His paintings with complex, multiple forms were unified with values and other art elements. In his painting, The Cotton Exchange, Degas joined his many figures with dark values. In the gray scale image, examine the man in the foreground. The dark hat overlaps and joins the table’s dark edge. His arm overlaps the leg of the table. The man at the front right of the canvas joins with the dark shelf. The single figure at the left is alone but he is linked with the door’s edge and the items in the window. Select a dark value and follow it around the master’s painting.
In the painting of the dancers, Degas left an empty space in the center of the painting. This was a unique design. The dancers are placed around the edge of the painting. The chair is placed on a diagonal to move us into the painting and toward the teacher. Light to light middle tone values of the dance studio unite the painting.
Click on title of this post to buy images of my paintings on items, i.e. fine art prints, greeting cards, posters, shirts and mugs. Customize style, color, border and more. Final prices are shown after you customize products and select the quantity of the product in my store and other stores. Did you know that my items are in the public setting? If you are on another Zazzle site, i.e. Zazzle.ca, you can buy my items. You will not be eligible for sales on Zazzle.com. If you received this post via email (feedburner), you may need to copy and paste this URL into your browser, http://www.zazzle.com/arlenebabadartist* . 50% sale off cards and 25% sale off pet apparel contines.
You can receive updates of my posts by email or by subscription. Subscribe in the right upper widgets. Forward this article to interested friends and family. Also join my Facebook Fan Page; click on the Fan Page widget to your right. Follow me on Twitter. http://artbyarlene.blogspot.com
Buy my original paintings. Paintings on canvas mounted on wood stretcher bars are $60 (20.4 by 25.5 cm, 8 by 10 inches). Shipping is free within Canada and the U.S. There is no sales tax. http://arlene-babad.fineartamerica.com (buy direct from the artist) and http://artbyarlenebabad.etsy.com
Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 04:32