Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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CHAPTER VI
POWER AND FORCE OF LINES MOVEMENT OF LINES
T HE peculiar physical and mental character of an artist is a determining factor in his choice of direction in art. Some men are strongly emotional, others are distinguished as intellectual. The emo tional painter excels in the color quality of his pic tures and the intenseness of his stroke, but few having this temperament are natural composers. The intel lectual artist constructs well; Puvis de Chavannes stands for this class. His decorations in the Boston Public Library will surely be a great influence in developing the art of our country. They are readily analyzed and reveal a wonderful science, each line and tone being the result of deliberation and convey ing an expression of the artist's thought, while each is kept subservient to the decorative scheme as a whole.
Among painters of easel pictures, F. F. Henner compares favorable with Chavannes in the intellect ual field. An analysis of his "Fabiola," Fig. 71, will
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