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studied and borrowed ideas from Japanese prints
to enrich his art.
used large areas of plain color and had a lot of open spaces in
the composition to guide the viewer deep into the painting.
Asymmetrical balance and high-and-low views were often
used to create daring compositional effects.
He also like to place figures at odd visual angles and
used unusual visual viewpoints to create drama and excitement
in his works.The perspective was tilted to emphasize
an unexpected or informal movement. The figures were carefully
placed so they are not blocking one another.
Sometimes he even cut off parts of the figure or subjects
at the edge of the picture plane, to illustrate an effect and
to capture the motion. Some
of these pictorial techniques were used in Musicians in