Imagine you are a modernist artist. You use blocks of color, grids, and formal composition to create your artwork, but you have the artist's eqivalent to writer's block. Unsure of what to paint next, you turn to history's wide array of compostion techniques to inspire for your next artwork. Will it be intimidatingly rigid, or will you find whimsical expressions within an ancient technique? For this project, you'll need a pencil or pen, a ruler or straight-edge, and a piece of standard printer paper. Before you begin, read the short essay on advanced composition techniques from history, then follow the steps below:
When your composition is complete, write about why you made the decisions you did, and what emotions you feel like the final composition evokes. Consider the formal properties of design, that vertical forms are ambitious, that horizontal forms are stable, and diagonal forms can symbolize positive or negative change.