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Untitled 10212 by Crussol12 Untitled 10212 by Crussol12
Untitled 10212 = Various paper on hardboard panel. 10 x 10 inches.
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Sea-Of-lLights Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Mal ganz was anderes!
Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you . . . I think
RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Crussol12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks! This is the kind of feedback I love getting even though it may sting a little and I might offer additional views or questions.

I put the grid over this piece and I see exactly what you mean. Wait 'till you see the others I've been working on -- some very centered, some less so.

At the same time, if you accept Rudolf Arnheim's notion of power centers, then I have used to advantage the intrinsic power center of a square -- or maybe not.
Are the rule of thirds and the idea of intrinsic power centers mutually exclusive or do they support each other in some way? I don't know.
(Arnheim claimed that the vertical rectangle has a power center just above the middle while the horizontal rectangle has two, one on either side of the middle. The square's power center is the same as its geographic center.)

By the way, if there is some other venue for collage artists to get feedback and discuss composition and the like, let me know. I've looked at a few of the dA "critiques" and, in general, found them lacking. So I really appreciate your comment.

-- Ken
hogret Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
You asked for comment on this - and I think the textures are really interesting, and I like your aesthetic restraint.

I think what's holding it back from being more powerful is that it is maybe too symmetrical and centred? (When I put a grid of thirds over your collage, the passport paper piece is bang in the middle.) Have a look at my journal entry on design grid and focal point here [link].

Just my 2cents' worth!
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