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Jesse Gold ART107 Formal Writing 3.9.10 Unlike more amateur forms of description, formal analysis is a way of recounting a picture or photograph not by what the image is trying to convey to the audience, but by how the image is composed. This means that instead of writing or talking about the picture’s historical content, one would now replace that concept with the visual components that were used to create it: color, shape, composition and so on. Though the concept is not a new one, dating back to the 17 th century, it had taken to the early 1900’s for the idea to truly become ‘main stream’ through the writings of Roger Fry. Fry’s break down of both a painting’s visual and constructed methods brought to light the concepts of formal analysis. “View of Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession” is a photograph taken by Alfred Stieglitz in 1905. In this image, Stieglitz uses the perspective of an individual entering the gallery, creating the illusion of movement.
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