Picturing James Dean — 2 Comments

  1. “composition and pictures being comprised of three thirds.”

    And it is! ⅓ from left edge, ⅓ from bottom edge, on the eye. And centred by the road in the background, the corners of which are about ¼ from each edge. And the tree fills ⅔x⅔ of the top right,balancing in its lighter, bare branched form the solidity of the head.

    Which shows in a way what a difference there is between understanding composition intuitively and mere uncomprehending conformity to received rules.

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