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It is a truth universally acknowledged that an artwork seeking purpose must be in possession of Balance.
I, of course, am paraphrasing and adapting to my own ends one of the most famous opening sentences in literature, but it serves to underscore the importance that is placed on visual balance in artwork – and rightly so. 388 more words
What we paint is a product of what we think and what we think is governed by what food we serve up to our mind. Thomas Couture (1815 – 1879) offered sound advice in his book Conversations on Art Methods (1867) when he advised the young artist to read “good books” to feed the mind, including; Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, Moliere, Cervantes, Rousseau, Bernardin de Saint Pierre. 425 more words