Slicing & Dicing Paintings Like Pizza

When A Painting is Too Complex I Treat It Like a Pizza and Slice It

Today is a continuation of yesterdays postings. Yesterday I posted one main painting and 4 quarters of the same painting in a tetraptych, 
Today I am exploring polyptych. This is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject.
Specifically, a diptych” is a two-part work of art; a triptych” is a three-part work; a tetraptych or quadriptych has four parts; pentaptych five; hexaptych six; heptaptych (or septych in Latin) seven; and octaptych eight parts.
I made some minor changes to yesterday’s original for the tetraptych and decided to slice it into 16 instead of 4 pieces. I see there is even an online app that will help you to split images (How to split your images online but I use an app called Affinity Designer.  The online version looks much easier to use if you are happy with choosing equally spaced rows and columns.
Here are my results for splitting a painting I call Kaleidoscope into sixteen sub paintings. Interestingly, the web display here shows them 1 across instead of 4 across as originally sliced and they are not quite in order. It is quite a puzzle to put back together. But the object is not to put them back together but to see which of them stand alone as interesting pieces.
For my next trick, I may bore you with splitting one of these 1/16th of a painting into a further 4, 9, or 16 pieces. Stay tuned.

Joel Bowers is a digital artist publishing daily to his Web site and to social media such as, ,,,

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