Friday, February 8, 2013

Sketchbook Page 9: religious art study

 Having watched many hours of an art history course on DVD, I wanted to study the shapes and forms underlying the compositions of religious art of the Renaissance.  According to the instructor, the figures in the paintings would always be arranged in simple shapes like circles and triangles, and these subtle shapes would add tone and mood to the composition in the viewer's subconscious.  Here's my study of this principle:

Studies of composition of religious artwork

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