Thanks so much. That is a good plan. OK, here goes nothing. I hope I'm not over thinking it:
Originally posted by kinglizard
2) Look past the obvious.
I believe it is Edgar Degas --- Dancer in Front of a Window:
'Look Past the Obvious' means concentrating on the background of the painting instead of the focal point. Which in this case would ballerina. So
look past her.
'.5+.5 =1' means taking two halves of the painting to complete the puzzle alignment. In this case, '.5' of the image is the vertical lines in the
background window and '.5' of the image is the horizontal lines in the floor board. The '1' would be putting them together to make a complete
graph. So .5 (vertical) + .5 (horizontal) = the 1, the full graph (vertical + horizontal).
Once we do that, we can begin our alignment. I have about 5 images of alignments so instead of posting them all, I'll just explain them:
1). The ballerina's feet go at the same angle of the numbers in the grid.
2). There are 'gaps' of empty space in both sides in the painting just like in the graph (the empty space past the floor board as well as the dark
gap/empty space the armoire (?) creates). Then there are 'gaps' of empty space in both top and bottom in the painting in the sky from the top of the
skyline and the very bottom horizontal floor board.
3). We place the grid at the top and at the bottom to see how both align.
When we do it at the top: The grid aligns with the vertical window lines, the empty space at the top aligns with the empty space above the skyline,
the empty space at the sides align with the far left window line and the armoire, etc. (there are many more).
When we do it at the bottom: The grid aligns with the horizontal floor boards, the empty space to both sides and the bottom, the bottom horiztonal
line of the window, etc.
4). The 'blue gradient' reflects the predominant blue tone of the painting and the subtle gradient of the window, curtains, and armoire.