How to Study Composition

To study composition means to steal visual inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.

1. Active studying means to deconstruct

Not to passively intake, but to actively deconstruct:

To steal inspiration from the greats. Like Archimedes, and math. To study geometry as perhaps more interesting than studying traditional “composition” in the arts.

In other words:

Perhaps we artists should study more mathematics and science and geometry to improve our artistic insights!

Even the greatness of Henri Cartier-Bresson was his passion for geometry and painting.