Multiple Areas of Attention  

 Multiple Areas of Attention  

 Multiple Areas of Attention  

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• A number of areas of a painting/drawing are designed to attract attention, while other areas of the painting/drawing are meant to attract little or no attention

By including multiple prominent subjects/shapes in a piece, an artist can show an equality shared by subjects/shapes that are each treated as significant players within a drama.

An artist might choose such an organizing principle in order to keep the viewer's eye moving from one subject/shape to the next.

Featured: The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent.

 Multiple Areas of Attention  

 Multiple Areas of Attention  

 Multiple Areas of Attention