Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Bridge at Milton

Bridges.  There are many ways to guide the viewer to focus on the subject of a painting - color, position, line, depth, etc.  Bridges in art can help facilitate geometric perspective in a composition.  The eye focuses in a somewhat narrow area at any one time.  Lines are drawn to lead the viewers attention to conquer this dilemma;  in this case a bridge can be the lines to lead the attention to the subject.  There are a many examples of this - many bridges in paintings.  A couple more famous pieces include Alfred Sisley's (1872) Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne and Claude Monet's  Bridge at Argenteuil (1874).  

Bridge at Milton (above) is 20 x 16 inches, oil on linen.