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COMPOSING
FOR BEST
EFFECT
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The root of a strong composition lies in relationships, through
the purposeful arrangement of shapes, colors, patterns, tones,
and forms. Compositional advice from the Famous Artists oers
important tips on attracting and leading the viewer’s eye,
establishing a center of interest and point of view, and creating
a strong sense of mood and drama in your art.
The painting shown opposite, by Peter Helck, embodies this approach and is a perfect
introduction to the role of rhythm and movement in composition. The dominant element
in this picture, the winding road traveling from foreground to background, lends a sense
of movement to an otherwise still scene. Our eye follows it involuntarily, noting the small
figures in the foreground and tracing with interest the passage of the road as it narrows
and winds away into the hills. All the other picture elements must, by necessity, be subor-
dinate to this sweeping graphic element.
Peter Helck
Advertising illustration
for ALCOA, 1951
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