January 26, 2012

Rounded forms in still life

 A thought occurred to me as I was painting the other day that rounded forms in a still life create the greatest opportunity for the illusion of depth on a 2D surface.  The photos were taken in various museums, I apologize for not having names for the first two paintings but the last was painted by Chardin. 
In this detail of a floral the roses are very important in establishing the illusion of 3 dimensions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, I never actually stopped and thought about it before, but you're right; the round stuff does it.