In this unit of study you are to complete a SERIES OF THREE DIFFERENT COLLAGES –
Each of the three different collages is to address at least three different collage techniques and three different composition strategies. However all three collages must be connected to each other, to form a series, by a COMMON THEME.
Creating a relationship makes the viewer compare the two shapes, thus creating movement [Image: Dan dos Santos]
As simple as this image is, it already has a sense of motion, and depth. How?
Through relationships. Causing a disparity, or inconsistency, between the two shapes gives the viewer of this artwork a way that they can compare those two shapes. “This one is bigger, that one is lighter.” The grey square appears to be moving and receding only when compared to the black square. You have to have the two objects to create that sense of moving and receding, and the two objects have to be able to relate or compare with each other.
Also, the process of comparing these two shapes requires that the viewer moves their eyes repeatedly around the composition, back and forth between the two shapes. Therein lies the true goal of a great composition: controlling that eye movement, making the viewer look around the artwork, not just at one spot on it.