Composition in Art

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Courier Dover Publications, 1976 - 96 pages
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A painting's technique, color, and perspective may all be excellent, yet the painting will fail unless its composition succeeds. Composition is the harmonious arranging of the component parts of a work of art into a unified whole. Henry Poore examines the works of old masters and moderns in this book and uses these examples to explain the principles of composition in art.
  

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Review: Pictorial Composition: An Introduction

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The first part of the book, in which Poore discusses composition, is the most useful. He also has an interesting take on many of the old masters and provides useful insights on why painters like ... Read full review

Review: Pictorial Composition: An Introduction

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Contents

THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE
5
ENTRANCE AND EXIT
34
CIRCULAR OBSERVATION
42
Color plates facing page
48
ANGULAR COMPOSITION
56
COMPOSITION WITH ONE OR MORE UNITS
76
LIGHT AND SHADE
88
INDEX
96
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