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