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.

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viii, 131 leaves : ill.

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Anderson, Kittie Blanks 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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Anderson, Kittie Blanks. Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli, thesis, 1942; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70328/: accessed March 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .