Abercrombie, Emil Armin, and Julia Thecla composed these paintings
by creating a foreground, middleground, and a background.
viewer can compare this arrangement of depth in a painting to the
arrangement of a theatrical stage.
background compares to a painted backdrop.
are arranged upon the stage.
picture plane would be the curtain of the stage.
you look at these paintings pretend you are watching a play on a
stage. Notice how each artist used pictorial space to create a mood
and tell a story.