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Arts and Humanities

1971

Composition (Art) -- Study and teaching

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Expanding The Visual Potential Of Subject Matter Through Two-Dimensional Design, William Paul Paxton May 1971

Expanding The Visual Potential Of Subject Matter Through Two-Dimensional Design, William Paul Paxton

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This research problem represents an attempt to forestall the high school student's usual preoccupation with perceptive minutiae by placing an emphasis on the monumental or underlying structure of a work of art.

The author, endeavoring to afford maximum success for the students, first stripped subject matter to its most pristine quality, the silhouette. Because it was felt that it is much easier to recognize and organize an underlying structure without the added complication of perspective, emphasis was placed on a depthless surface or decorative space to be organized into a coherent whole through application of the abstractions which are ...