» Baroque vs Sinister in Artistic Design – Part I

Baroque vs Sinister in Artistic Design – Part I

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Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is flipped to show the difference it makes when you are using the sinister or the baroque diagonals. All diagonals aside, doesn’t her face look a lot different now? Almost like her left side is smeared to the left.Reminds me of THIS effect

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I stumbled upon someone’s BLOG where they had written “The lower right spot is considered positive while the upper left is considered negative, which can be used to enhance what you want to express with the picture.” Huh?? I’m not sure where they are getting their information, but if you are going to make a statement like this, you better back it up with excellent examples. They are also bold enough to claim that “The rule of thirds is actually the golden ratio,” but I won’t get into that here. Today we are going to cover the directional movement of the baroque and sinister diagonals.

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