Ruskin Composition Quote

“The great object of composition being always to secure unity; that is, to make out of many things one whole; the first mode in which this can be effected is, by determining that one feature shall be more important than all the rest, and that the others shall group with it in subordinate positions. Thus, also, good pictures have always …

Composition – Deconstructing Gerome

The Grey Eminence by Jean-Leon Gerome is an excellent example of composition. Below is a breakdown of some techniques used. Spoke-wheeling / Line Leading A spoke-wheel composition with the monk at the centre is caused by the following methods: banisters direction of peoples gaze (what are they looking at?) stairs Contrast Objects that are in strong contrast to their background …