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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Triangular Compositional Structure in Paintings



This dramatic painting, Animals, was done by Mexican artist, Rufino Tamayo in 1941. In a prior post, I wrote about the triangular compositional structure using my paintings as examples. When the triangle is on its base, the structure brings stability but it can still provide some tension. When the triangular structure is not on its base, the structure has more tension and insecurity. The apex of the triangle has strong visual weight. Many religious paintings have the figures of Christ or Mary at the top of a triangle. In Tamayo’s painting, the triangle adds more aggressive behaviour as do the features of the animals. The heads of the animals are at the top of the triangle. (See Design and Composition by Nathan Goldstein)

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