First study after watching the video and going through some possible references.
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I chose this painting by Maxfield Parrish because of the dramatic lighting, enhanced by the suggestive verticals of the light-source. The vases and round platters next to the figure, placed slightly to the left of the center, appear to support it. Together they form a dynamic triangle, despite the figureīs static (sitting) position. The figure appears to be the main focus, yet combined with the dark background, it suggests the act of hiding. The eye just keeps bouncing from the highly high-valued vase to the feet of the figure, the tilted sword and finally to his face.