This character’s eyes are in line with the horizon, which, by definition, is usually where our gaze falls. So, he faces us directly; his eyes and his face convey pride without being arrogant; we can also perceive his dignity, tranquility, strength, and lack of tension
A resource used to give the sensation of deepness is the repetition of shapes that get smaller the further they are, like the diminishing posts that make up the fence.
O Mestiço, by Candido Portinari
This painting composition follows a typical pattern of Italian Renaissance portraits: nobleman figures in the foreground stand out against bright landscapes set in perspective.Explore more
Auto-retrato, by Octávio Araújo
His engravings and paintings are populated with hybrid creatures and fragmented human bodies, which appear between architectural ruins, a strange, exaggerated nature, and several references borrowed from Western art since the Renaissance.Explore more