Sunday, 3 August 2014

Wk 2: Artist Study // Henri Cartier-Bresson

Focus: Leading Lines

Henri Cartier-Bresson 

Whether these lines were sometimes manufactured (i.e placing people into certain positions) or not it's clear to see that Henri Cartier-Bresson was well versed using leading lines as a compositional method. Something he found in nature, architecture and people.  

I can definitely see the way that leading lines throw the viewers eyes around an image creating movement even when movement isn't the focus. It seems to add depth and gives a sense of a large and more complicated space.

France, Marseille, 1932

France, Paris, The Palais Royal Gardens, 1959

France, Marseille, The Allee du Prado 1932

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