Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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CHARACTER AND NATURE OF LINES
This opposing line at I checks the impetus gained from the starting-point Y. The mind's reading is arrested at X, - the junction of the long line with line I. From here it must start anew, and the impetus therefore is not so great as if it had been unchecked from the point Y.*
By placing more oppositions on a fast line, we may make it as slow as we desire.
retard the long line more gently, as there is no direct opposition. Instead there is a yielding quality, a slight diversion, having the effect - of kindliness.
Its variations will produce the sense of quiet, still ness, hush. As employed by the Egyptians, it sug gests the soul leaving the body.
* For fuller exposition of this principle, see article by Endell, in Dekorative Kunst, Vol. II, pages 119 to 125.
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