Light and space in the figure, still-life and landscape

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eric Raymond Berry (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Agostini

Abstract: The landscape, the figure and the still-life exist as living forms and ideas. Each imparts to its constituent parts an essential and integral order reflecting contrast, growth, change and temporal movements and harmonies. The substance of such a scheme surely defines the existence of a living presence and the collective dialogue establishes a rhythm of form, light and space. I maintain a position as an observer and interpreter of the movements and procession of events in each situation. As light shifts, expands, blends and contains, I try to follow its path, attempt to see its completeness in each situation. As a scheme reveals itself to me, I hold fast to the form and the flow of light that engages my vision. The area in question may be small, but one, nevertheless, that seems to have a harmony of space and form. Some parts are strongly defined, others seem to disappear or be barely present. This soft range of tone is most crucial to an appreciation of the strength of light and the sensitive relationships that can be formed by its presence. To observe such subtle tonalities and movements, I attempt to empathize as much as possible with each situation as it appears. To this end, I become part of a larger and more substantive function in respect to a final vision, a participant, an extension of the vision that directs my purpose.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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