The best way to begin studying composition in art is by studying great works of art. Today, I’ve included a 2-minute YouTube video that gives a quick survey of what to look for when viewing a painting or drawing. I’ve also included links to three paintings by Rembrandt.
Here’s how to do the exercise:
1. Look at all three Rembrandt paintings first. (Links will open in a new tab.)
2. Watch the video below. (Video produced by Howcast.com.)
3. Look at the paintings again and see how many of the compositional elements described in the video that you can identify in each painting. Watch the video again if you need to.
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