Overlapping Squares

Overlapping Squares - Overlapping Squares Slide 13-19:...

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Overlapping Squares Slide 13-19: Saint Francis Before the Sultan. Giotto (1267-1336/7), Santa Croce. Fl. So most rectangular pictures are made with no particular proportions, but there is one that appears often enough to mention; a rectangular painting made up of two overlapping squares. In this painting by Giotto, the inner rectangle is formed by two overlapping squares with sides equal to the short side of the outer rectangle. Also, the crossings of the diagonals fix the base of the throne and the height of the partition in the background. Axes and Zones Slide 13-21: Botticelli's Annunciation c. 1492
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A rectangle has two axes of symmetry, vertical and horizontal. An axis of symmetry is often used to divide a painting into distinct regions. Here the vertical splits scene into two regions, the natural region of the Virgin, and the supernatural region of the archangel Gabriel. The Diagonal Slide 13-22: TIEPOLO, Apollo Pursuing Daphne , 1755-60. Fisher p. 156. Another compositional device is to use the main diagonal to make the picture more
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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