Standing Ovation, Seated

Yes, windows make artists’ lives easier. People love visual images that have a conflict inside, because they are the ones interesting to watch. And a window is the easiest way to create a conflict in a photograph or painting.

Inside vs. Outside

Light vs. Dark

Dull vs. Cheerful

If you don’t know how to create a conflict, paint or photograph a window. Make sure though that there’s at least some difference between the inside and the outside of the window that could be interpreted as a conflict.

In this photograph, for instance, there’s a window, there are flowers, there’s a bag from a jazz festival, but there’s no conflict. It is just a nice photo relevant to my memories of a beautiful summer.


Let me show you two artists who were able to make the conflict just right, with one of them being rather positive, and the other… it is…

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