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Keeping it all in Proportion (part 2)

616 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
A still life drawing of a room filled with furniture

We hear many references back to classic principles as being Neo-Classic. One of the first and for me the most influential was the Renaissance in mediaeval Italy, particularly centering around Florence in the 15th Century. Its interesting to note that ... [read]

Keeping it all in Proportion

1044 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
design proportions

I am frequently asked by students - how do I proportion a piece of furniture? This is really like approaching the Rolls Royce dealer and asking him the price of the latest Silver Shadow the implication being that if one has got to ask then the ... [read]

An Introduction to Art and Design Part 2

1265 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
proportion and design

I have already wittered on about two essential aspects, Proportion and Rhythm. I go on in later articles to talk about design and break it down into hopefully digestible bite sized pieces. I will go on and talk about key aspects such as integrity ... [read]

An Introduction to Art and Design

780 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015
studio designing

"THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ART.... THERE ARE ONLY ARTISTS WHO ARE FAVOURED WITH A GIFT OF BALANCING SHAPES AND COLOURS UNTIL THEY GET IT RIGHT. AND, RARER STILL, WHO POSSESS THE INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER WHICH NEVER RESTS CONTENT WITH HALF SOLUTIONS ... [read]

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