Archive for Composition

Composition 101 – Repoussoir

Composition 101 – Repoussoir

Repoussoir is a French word used in 2d art to describe an object in the foreground that directs the viewer’s eye into the composition by framing the edge of the image. This object also serves as a tool for creating depth within the picture. The word…

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Composition 101: Balance

Composition 101: Balance

Here is yet another article on the topic of composition, but this time as the title suggests we are going discuss balance within an image. Balance is the most important compositional factor, because not just the eyes of the artist but eyes of the viewer…

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Composition 101: The Rule of Thirds

Composition 101: The Rule of Thirds

Composition is the underlying basis of all artwork, regardless of the medium it is created in. From the early Renaissance masters to modern day photographers, every artist uses it in order to create visually compelling images. However, composition is a vast subject, and in this…

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Line of Beauty

Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty is an S-shaped curve that is considered to be the most variable and elastic of the fundamental forms of composition. It can appear within a subject, as the boundary line of an object, or as a virtual boundary formed by the…

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