Monday, August 17, 2009

Paul Cezanne - Large Bathers

Residual influences from the academy and good eyeballs at work here.

Paul Cezanne
Large Bathers
1899-1906
Oil on canvas
81 7/8 x 98 in (208 x 249 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The yellow divisions are the Golden Ratio's of the height and width (.382 and .618). The reddish lines are 1/4 and 1/2 divisions and the 1/2 diagonals. The green and cyan are 1/3, 1/6, 1/9 divisions and the 1/3 diagonals.

2 Comments:

Blogger Hans said...

Hi George, what should the grids show or proof ?

Best regards, Hans

August 23, 2009 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger George said...

Hans, In the case of Cezanne I think not much. I made these compositional studies on request. These were compositional methods used starting in the early Rennaisance and once taught in art history classes.

August 23, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

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