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Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book

Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book


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Master the Art of Composition with Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of creating powerful, visually captivating artworks? Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making is your essential guide to understanding and mastering the complex art of composition. This book is designed for art teachers, professional artists, and aspiring creators at all skill levels, offering a clear and concise approach to a crucial yet often elusive aspect of art.

Why Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book?

  1. Authoritative Expertise: This book is authored by Harry Sternberg, a renowned artist with works showcased in major museums across the United States. As a former student and instructor at the prestigious Art Students League in New York, Sternberg brings a wealth of knowledge to his teaching.

  2. Demystifying Composition: Sternberg's book simplifies composition by breaking it down into its fundamental elements. By reducing pictures to their core formal components, he provides a straightforward approach to a subject that is often perceived as complex and abstract.

  3. Extensive Illustrations: The book is richly illustrated, offering visual aids and examples that help artists understand and apply various compositional principles effectively.

Key Highlights of Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book:

  • Fundamental Elements: Sternberg delves into critical compositional aspects, including the picture border, flat space, tensions, positive and negative space, geometric design, volume, and more.

  • Analyzing Pictures: Learn how to analyze artwork and understand the underlying composition, enhancing your artistic perception.

  • Effective Communication: Discover how composition serves as a powerful tool for conveying messages and emotions through design.

Why Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book is a Must-Have:

  • Artistic Mastery: Whether you're a novice or an experienced artist, this book offers insights and techniques that will elevate your composition skills.

  • Teaching Excellence: Benefit from Sternberg's extensive background as an art instructor, which makes complex concepts accessible and comprehensible.

  • Practical Application: Apply the principles you learn to your own artwork, creating compelling compositions that engage and captivate your audience.

Transform Your Artistic Vision:

Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book empowers you to grasp the essence of composition and apply it to your artistic endeavours. Don't let the complexity of composition hold you back. Order your copy today and embark on a journey of creative expression, informed by the principles of composition. With Composition: The Anatomy of Picture Making Book, you'll have the knowledge and skills to create captivating, visually compelling artworks that leave a lasting impression. Your artistic evolution starts here.


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