Good composition tips

Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.
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What’s up in the Wednesday class…The Search for Expressive Brushwork

In Western painting, the use of thick, expressive brushstrokes emerged largely in the late-19th and early-20th centuries; the tendency is visible in many of Post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne's landscapes, still lifes, and group portraits, as well as in Henri Matisse's vivid Fauvist paintings. The technique continues to be used by some of the most influential painters working tod...
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What’s up in the Wednesday class? / Pros and cons: oil paints vs. acrylics

Pros and cons: oil paints vs. acrylics Oil paints have survived for hundreds of years, so their long-lasting quality is well known. They do tend to discolor with age, something that acrylics don’t seem to do, although acrylics haven’t been around long enough for us to really know. When it comes to color, oil paints have more pigment in them, allowing richer, more vivid colors...
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The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism

The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism, with its faithfulness to rendering nature as it appeared, a view expressed by Austrian writer Hermann Bahr, who stated, “Impressionism is the falling away of man from spirit. Impressionism is man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world.”1 The Expressionists’ goal was to depict the world as it felt visc...
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