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The Museums of the City of Paris Image Repository


Howard Lyon

James Gurnery recently posted about the recent update to the Paris Musées website where they added 100,000+ images for download, many of them quite hi-res. It's a wonderful and time-consuming site! I spent far too much time there today, but I highly recommend it. One of the things that I have found to be so interesting about it, is it has thousands of works that you don't typically get to see in a museum, like…

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Rhythm and Counter-Rhythm


Robert Hunt

January 15, 2020 - [caption id="attachment_49428" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The rhythm of a shape - in this case the shape of a crowd of figures-is designed to be in counter rhythm to the sillouette of the distant hills. It helps to make a viewer "accept" this loosly painted image as a representation of reality. The shape could just as easily be a reclining figure or a wave on the beach- the same principles apply.[/caption] I went through several areas of study at UC Davis before I became an Art History major. The classes where people actually made "art" seemed to be irrelevant to what I was interested in... so I spent alot of that  six years looking at art, thinking about what I liked, and what I didn’t like, and what my future in the art world could possibly be. …

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