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15

Composition: Shape, Ground, and Format

Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters

Composition: Shape, Ground, and Format

Taught by Professor David Brody | 39 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Nothing is more important to the success of a painting than composition—the organization of elements that brings cohesion to the work. Learn how to look deeply at paintings to discover compositional patterns and to improve your own work by examining format, simple and compound aggregate shapes, the box strategy, the crucial role played by “background,” and more.

34 Lectures

1
Image of The Grand Tradition of Painting
The Grand Tradition of Painting
0 of 33 min
2
Image of Health and Safety in the Studio
Health and Safety in the Studio
0 of 32 min
3
Image of Basic Painting Materials
Basic Painting Materials
0 of 25 min
4
Image of Studio Setup and Brush Care
Studio Setup and Brush Care
0 of 23 min
5
Image of First Exercises: Line and Mark
First Exercises: Line and Mark
0 of 25 min
6
Image of First Exercises: Value, Edges, and Texture
First Exercises: Value, Edges, and Texture
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Creating Basic Forms: Lines, Shapes, and Solids
Creating Basic Forms: Lines, Shapes, and Solids
0 of 20 min
8
Image of Value: Making a Value Scale
Value: Making a Value Scale
0 of 15 min
9
Image of Value: A Simple Still Life
Value: A Simple Still Life
0 of 25 min
10
Image of Value: Mood, Palette, and Light
Value: Mood, Palette, and Light
0 of 35 min
11
Image of Value: Block and Sphere in Grisaille
Value: Block and Sphere in Grisaille
0 of 20 min
12
Image of The Figure and a Portrait in Brunaille
The Figure and a Portrait in Brunaille
0 of 20 min
13
Image of Working with the Earth Tone Palette
Working with the Earth Tone Palette
0 of 33 min
14
Image of Ensuring Accurate Proportions
Ensuring Accurate Proportions
0 of 21 min
15
Image of Composition: Shape, Ground, and Format
Composition: Shape, Ground, and Format
0 of 39 min
16
Image of Composition: Leonardo and the Armature
Composition: Leonardo and the Armature
0 of 38 min
17
Image of Composition: Balance, Focus, and Space
Composition: Balance, Focus, and Space
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Degas, Hammershøi, and Other Projects
Degas, Hammershøi, and Other Projects
0 of 19 min
19
Image of Materials: Oil Paint Brands and Quality
Materials: Oil Paint Brands and Quality
0 of 31 min
20
Image of Materials: Oil Paint Characteristics
Materials: Oil Paint Characteristics
0 of 27 min
21
Image of Color: Theory and Exercises
Color: Theory and Exercises
0 of 32 min
22
Image of Color: Painting with Limited Palettes
Color: Painting with Limited Palettes
0 of 38 min
23
Image of Materials: All about Medium
Materials: All about Medium
0 of 44 min
24
Image of Materials: All about Brushes
Materials: All about Brushes
0 of 42 min
25
Image of Materials: Flexible Supports
Materials: Flexible Supports
0 of 44 min
26
Image of Materials: Rigid Supports
Materials: Rigid Supports
0 of 27 min
27
Image of Materials: Carpentry for the Studio
Materials: Carpentry for the Studio
0 of 27 min
28
Image of Project: A Modigliani Portrait
Project: A Modigliani Portrait
0 of 24 min
29
Image of Project: A Degas Ballerina
Project: A Degas Ballerina
0 of 13 min
30
Image of Project: A Corot Landscape
Project: A Corot Landscape
0 of 18 min
31
Image of Project: Derain’s Portrait of Matisse
Project: Derain’s Portrait of Matisse
0 of 15 min
32
Image of Project: A Porter Self-Portrait
Project: A Porter Self-Portrait
0 of 17 min
33
Image of Painting’s Evolution: Indirect Painting
Painting’s Evolution: Indirect Painting
0 of 39 min
34
Image of Nighthawks, The Scream, and Other Projects
Nighthawks, The Scream, and Other Projects
0 of 38 min

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