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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Compositional Structures for Groups in Paintings, Artist Caravaggio



There are a few ways to structure groups in paintings. Two structural compositions are the oval and the triangle. You can also separate the figures into one large and one small group. The main figure and focal point can be in either group. In the painting, The Musicians, Italian artist, Caravaggio balanced the three shapes on the right with the fourth shape on the left. A feeling of fantasy governs the group. The individual personalities of the figures are important. (H. Poore, Composition in Art)

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Exiting a Painting, The Artist Chardin



Artists need to include entrances into and movement around paintings. Artists must also ensure viewers have a single way to leave a painting. An exit out of a painting should be natural and not obvious. Viewers must first have the chance to move around the painting. Paintings should not have more than one exit point. In the painting by French artist, Jean Baptiste Chardin (The Provider), there is a small area of blue sky above the left far door. This allows us to exit the painting. We see this area after viewing the main figure and next following the departing figure in the background. (H. Poore, Composition in Art)

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Triangular Compositional Structure, Three Shapes: Artist Thomas Eakins






I previously wrote about the triangular compositional structure. The triangle on its vertical midline is stable. The apex of the triangle is a location of emphasis. This structure is excellent for uniting 3 shapes. American artist, Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) painted the second above painting, The Chess Players (1876). Eakins used a triangular composition. The focal point is the standing figure at the apex. (H. Poore, Composition in Art; N. Goldstein, Design and Composition) French artist Cezanne painted the top painting "The Card Players" (1894-1895) using a bridge composition to unite the 2 players.

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