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The Use of Opposites with Glenn Vilppu

The Use of Opposites
Master the Art of Composition! Learn how to create structure and interest in your work

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Glenn Vilppu
Composition, Drawing, Painting
Pastel Pencil
56m 5s
Foundations of Composition

In the Foundations of Composition video lesson series, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu offers you a rich understanding of the complex subject of composition in fine art. Glenn lectures, demonstrates, and analyzes the Old Masters in his usual straightforward and concise style as he digs down to the practical tools of composition and how they can be applied to your own work.

In this third lesson, Glenn explores the traditional concept of opposites, or juxtaposition, and how it can be applied to color, orientation, size, and a nearly infinite amount of elements within your compositions, in order to create structure and interest.


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Intermediate / Advanced

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