Tuesday, 23 August 2011
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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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 04:37