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Old 07-18-2000, 01:45 PM
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Are portraits, as a rule, better rectangular or is square okay?

I mean, is there some deep-seated explanation as to why rectangular is better?

Inquiring minds wanna know!


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most portraits are rectangular, so a rectangular size fits. it has to do with the way your eye naturally rests around an object. but there is no rule,,,though i would say that to use a square(which i love,btw) for a portrait implies that you are going for a definite compositional idea that is equally as important as the figure itself. squares tend to direct the artist to a pyramidal design,,,or some such center base design....{M}
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. . .though i would say that to use a square(which i love,btw) for a portrait implies that you are going for a definite compositional idea that is equally as important as the figure itself. squares tend to direct the artist to a pyramidal design,,,or some such center base design....{M}


Bruin, thank you!

That's exactly the explanation I was looking for and explains why my portraits always tend towards square or nearly square.

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