Repetition of Shape





The simple composition of this photograph relies on the repetition of curved shapes. The arched shape of the old man, the curved dark shape surrounding him, the clump of grass at the opening and the curve of the grass hut are all echoed in the dark silhouette of the distant hut.

The photographs simplicity reminds the viewer of the simple life of the subject, uncomplicated by all the accumulated possessions of western life.

Herbert Basedow (1865-1933) “Hut, Eastern Arrernte” (1920)

Numerous bright red circles make up this moveable line barrier on a French tollway. The repeating string of receding shapes form a highly visible, tapering red line, making it obvious and unmistakable which gate to approach.

Tollway Markers - France


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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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