Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

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Fewer geometrical analyses have been made of paintings than of any other group of works of art. For this reason ten paintings by a typical Florentine painter, Botticelli, were chosen by the author in order to find out; first, the extent to which geometrical divisions were used in determining the enclosing rectangles and the main lines of the composition; second, whether or not the same geometrically determined relationships were used by Botticelli frequently enough to be considered an important determinant of his style.

Creator(s): Anderson, Kittie Blanks
Creation Date: 1942  
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: 1942
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Fewer geometrical analyses have been made of paintings than of any other group of works of art. For this reason ten paintings by a typical Florentine painter, Botticelli, were chosen by the author in order to find out; first, the extent to which geometrical divisions were used in determining the enclosing rectangles and the main lines of the composition; second, whether or not the same geometrically determined relationships were used by Botticelli frequently enough to be considered an important determinant of his style.

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Level: Master's
Department: Department of Art
Discipline: Art
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viii, 131 leaves : ill.

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Keyword(s): geometrical analysis | art | painting | Sandro Botticelli
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  • CALL-NO: 379 N81 no.598
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: n_00598
  • UNTCAT: b1330398 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc70328
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Anderson, Kittie Blanks