Spatial composition in history

The use of science and mathematics to create graceful art in the Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Baroque periods. 

Lucca Madonna, Jan van Eyck, 1437, From the collection of: Städel Museum
The composition of this painting by van Eyck is beautiful because it moves with a triangular form. The flow of the fabric from her dress creates a realistic movement that widens at the base.
Madonna and Child with a Male Saint, Catherine of Alexandria and a Donor, Michelangelo di Pietro Membrini, about 1500, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The composition of this paiting draws the eye of the audience in a clockwise motion, which almost has a storytelling affect about it.
Annunciation, Leonardo da Vinci, Around 1472, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
The birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, 1483 - 1485, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
Adoration of the Magi, Botticelli Filipepi, 1475, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
The Alba Madonna, Raphael, c. 1510, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Les Trois Grâces, Raphaël, 1503/1508, From the collection of: Château de Chantilly
Saint George and the Dragon, Raphael, c. 1506, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The adolescent Bacchus, Caravaggio Merisi, 1595 - 1597, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
Martha and Mary Magdalene, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1598, From the collection of: Detroit Institute of Arts
The Death of Actaeon, Titian, about 1559-75, From the collection of: The National Gallery, London
Venus of Urbino, Tiziano Vecellio, 1538, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
Venus and Adonis, Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1610, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
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