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Peter Lippmann – ANALYZED PHOTO

12/365 WEBSITE Today, we can look at Peter Lippmann’s photo to try and figure out what design elements went into it, and what can be improved upon. A commercialized purse advertisement is what this looks like, but it has a classical painting appeal....

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What Happened to Design?

11/365 This brings me to another question. How was all of this design knowledge lost. Ok, some people held onto the profound knowledge passed down to us (major artists of the 1800’s had a strong sense of design…Bouguereau being the best in my opinion), but for the most part it was swept under the rug.
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Canon of Design Essentials

7/365 How would you possibly compose the painting above as Pierre Aguste Cot did in his “Springtime” painting? Well, below I break down the design elements he uses to make this masterful composition (see Day 240). Later in the 365 I will analyze this painting and show you all of his tricks....

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Composition So Easy a Baby Monkey Could do it

6/365 Yes, you heard me right! If you think this whole design thing is tough, think again. I’ll show you just how easy this can be, and most of you already know the concept behind the rule of thirds by now, so this will be a piece of cake to jump ships if you strive...

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Why do They Say it’s a Rule of Thirds Power Point?

5/365 Yesterday we talked about how the rule of thirds claims that the intersections are power points and the subject should go there. Where did this idea come from? Did anyone question why it is said that these are power points?  Well,  I have two theories and they both relate to each other…and, they sprout...

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The Simplified Concept Behind the Rule of Thirds

4/365 I hate to keep bringing up the rule of thirds, but in order to conquer the enemy, we have to understand it thoroughly. The rule of thirds has some ideas (ok, only one idea) wrapped up in it’s theory that I would like to point out….I summarized the definition from everything I found on
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What Makes Me an Expert on Composition?

3/365 Why should you even consider my opinion? Well first off, I’m not an expert. Da Vinci was, Degas was, Bougureau was, Corot was…not me. But I have studied the subject of composition and design extensively…and still feel like it’s something that was kept secret from everyone. The more I investigated and learned about design,
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Annie Leibovitz – ANALYZED PHOTO #1

2/365 This will be the first analyzed image of the 365 project. None of these design techniques were covered yet, but I just want to introduce you to everything, and then we’ll chip away at it later in the 365. You’ll slowly understand how they use these techniques to create a professional, well organized image.
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The Rule of Thirds Killed Design and Left it for Dead – 1 of 365

INTRODUCTION “A painting that is well composed is half finished.” Pierre Bonnard Yes, the title is true, the rule of thirds killed design and left it for dead. Sorry to bring it to your attention like this. I should’ve candy coated it, but that’s not going to happen. In fact, the rule of thirds is
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