At the request of Gervaise, I took over Ellipse 3 on a larger format (40X37cm).
The story of a special painting..
For a painting to be readable, simple forms must be used.
On the image on the right, you can see that the table is made up of two rectangles. The sky above, and the foreground, the gray rectangles.
To give a dynamic, the bottom rectangle is marked by an rectangle-triangle, the one that is the darkest.
Its point gives the main vanishing point, I will come back to this in the perspective analysis.
The main character is located in the right third. Points of interest are never placed in the center, but in third areas.
It is tilted to the left, breaking 45 ° lines tilted to the right.
The Great Mosque takes up the main triangle, in exactly the same shape. The city is circumscribed in a perfectly horizontal rectangle, on the horizon line.