Two Methods of Design for Artists and Photographers
The 14 LIne Armature of the Rectangle
The 14 line armature of the rectangle is a method of composition that is mainly used by artists that draw and paint. Because of its complexity, photographers will not find this approach to design useful for applying it to their images. However, photographers that wish to increase their visual literacy skills should at least take the time to understand the concept and learn how master artists apply it to their work. Artists that want to learn more about the 14 line armature of the rectangle should explore the books The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art by Charles Bouleau and Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice by Juliette Aristides.
Root Rectangles (Dynamic Symmetry)
Artists, photographers, and graphic designers can easily incorporate the use of root rectangles (also known as Dynamic Symmetry) in all of their compositions regardless if it's a drawing, painting, or photograph. Photographers that want to apply Dynamic Symmetry principles to their pictures will find the basic armature of the rectangle more than adequate for most of their design needs. However, for those ambitious photography students that have a desire to study other master photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, etc. they will discover that these artists employed the use of overlapping root 4 Dynamic Symmetry rectangles in a 1.5 frame.
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