Posts Tagged ‘Proportion’

Artist’s Purpose

In 07 Observations on 2011/04/29 at 9:00 PM

“A hand, an eye, or any part of a statue lying apart from the rest, would look beautiful to no one.  But if each part is restored to its own place, the beauty of proportion, until now almost unperceived, would strike even the most uneducated.  The artist, before uniting the parts of his work, distinguishes and recognized the beauty of each of them, thinking of the purpose that he has in view.

This is how Scripture depicts to us the Supreme Artist creating His works.  Thus earth, air, sky, water, day, night, all visible things remind us of our Benefactor.”  (St. Basil, Hexameron, 3:10)