Harmony of Size





Both figures in Egon Schiele’s painting occupy the same amount of space. The figure with the yellow bonnet sits on a dark mat while the figure with the dark bonnet sits on a yellow mat. Both bonnets and mats occupy the same amount of space. Schiele’s use of repetition gives the work an interesting harmony due to the size relationships of the various elements.

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) “Two Reclining Figures” (1912)


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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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