|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.