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May 07, 2011
Why is a Landscape Horizontal and a Portrait Vertical?
Don’t let the simplicity of this question fool you.  As with all things art, there isn’t a definitive answer, just experienced speculation. Painting a Wide Landscape Let’s try landscapes first.  The world to our primitive ancestors must have been horizontal.  The plains, pastures, oceans, rivers were wide expanses.  Certainly trees are vertical, but the rest […]