The importance of relative size, and height in the picture plane, in imparting depth and space in painting.
When we sketch, draw, or paint we accomplish the small miracle of depicting a three-dimensional motif on our two-dimensional ground. This first article considers the cues for visual depth.
A beautifully lit painting showing a woman servant preparing food, within which is a still life of bread and pots, contrasting their textures and glistening glaze. Vermeer painted it like no one else could – absolutely and exquisitely.
Cézanne’s final style, featuring his characteristic ‘constructive stroke’ with patches of colour built from groups of parallel brushstrokes, […]