1/06/2009

Art Talk Tuesday - Painting Orientation

Basic Art Training Tuesday is just learning a little art talk.

ORIENTATION
Portrait or Landscape

There are 2 ways that rectangular paintings are referred to in their orientation, or position. Portrait or Landscape. 
Portrait is where a painting is taller (vertical) than wider (horizontal). 
Landscape is the opposite. 
Landscape is wider (vertical) than taller (horizontal). 
It is easy to remember - when we look at a person we look up and down and with a landscape side to side. 
It is the measurements (horizontal to vertical) of the rectangle not the content of the painting.



PORTRAIT ORIENTATION  Jessie 20" x  15"

LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION   Alisha with Letter oil  16" x 19"

2 comments:

Dacia said...

I love both of these paintings!

Shannon said...

Yeah, but did you learn about painting orientation? But, glad you liked them.