Graduating Space

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With the development of linear perspective  artists became more aware of the compositional possibilities  to be found in the principle of  the  relative diminishing size of objects toward infinity.  They observed that all things big and small, diminished in proportion … Continued

Ornament and Art

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The success of ornament lies in viewing it from variable distances so that the dominant design lines give way to details as we approach.  That is how Ernst Gombrich summed up the experience and success of ornament.  Paintings can work … Continued