Composition: Shape, Ground, and Format
Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters
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.