5/26/2011

E - THE GRID

We all know what a grid is.

Artist often find grids to be confining and inhibiting the freedom of flow and expression. Grids do not need to be made up of straight lines running up and down in an orderly fashion representing regular intervals of spaces etc. No, they can be quite disorderly, with crocked, even wavy lines showing irregular fields or sections.
A grid is simply the division of space into a series of compartments mostly achieved through horizontal, vertical and/or diagonal lines as well as curves, wavy and/or organic lines. An underlying grid can give a painting structure, direction and a sense of togetherness. It can strengthen composition, create dialogue and lead the viewer through the painting.

The pictures below embrace an underlying structure of the grid. Can you find the elements of a grid?






























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