Expression through Composition — Gérôme’s Duel After the Masquerade

How can composition in general — and compositional geometry in particular — help artists express universal human ideas and feelings in specific pictorial scenes?

Geometry as Understructure for Composition

I think that it’s important to emphasize that, even though I use geometric points, lines and planes to study the visual compositions that I include in this blog, the compositions themselves are not necessarily created using geometry. Someone can create a strong design without picking up a compass or straight edge.