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    Welcome back everyone, much love for the continued support! Today we are going be looking at the amazing set designs by Mary Howard. You may not have heard of her, but you have definitely seen her beautiful work. She is one of the set designers for Annie Leibovitz! Set design may not sound interesting, but […]

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Mastering Composition with the Canon of Design-Cot-TheMet

“Springtime” by Pierre-Auguste Cot 1800’s. I took this picture in The Met during my first visit there. In the 1800’s section I could feel myself getting excited…so many of my favorites all in a row. To the right of this is Bougouereau’s “Nymphs and Satyr” painting!


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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