Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Frederic Edwin Church - American, Rough Surf, Mount Desert Island

A composition consisting of  three main elements (in this case, three areas of rock), often at the vertices of an asymmetrical triangle,  is generally more pleasing to the eye than a painting where the eye bounces between just two main elements. Asymmetry is more visually dynamic than symmetry.

Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. While committed to the natural sciences, he was "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works".

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