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Unformatted text preview: Vision of Constantine. Six Paintings by Piero In this section we'll look at six paintings by Piero and, for each, try to point out anything of geometric interest. Nativity Slide 14-2a: The Nativity , Piero della Francesca, 1472-4 Square Format Arrests Motion : Remember from our first session how the square format tended to make a scene static and solemn? Arnheim notes that here the square format turns story of the Adoration into a solemn group portrait. Axes of Symmetry : We have noted earlier, in Raphael's Knights Dream and Munch's Sick Girl , for example, that the axes of symmetry of square format often used to divide zones. Here, the central vertical divides scene into two groups; angelic musicians on left, Holy Family and shepherds on right. The two groups do not interact....
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