This image taken by an unknown photographer has an interesting balance of size.


The empty area occupied by the sky and water is the same size as the area occupied by the subject. The area of the subject is then broken up into three balanced smaller sizes. The chateau, the tree and the foreground beach and embankment.

Reinforcing the well balanced composition are the interesting major lines in the composition. The three converging lines lead up from the foreground to a point to the right of the chateau. From there the eye runs along the horizontal line made by the shadow of the tree and the base of the chateau, after which it is drawn back along the line of the beach and figures to start the circuit again.

Balance of Size

“Chateau de Chillon” – Photographer Unknown


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John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      



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