The upper half of the frame in an image is often a place of importance. Gods and Kings were placed in this area, often taking proportionally large space. You can see this in many religious paintings. Also, in family portraits, a dominant family member is usually placed in a higher position.
The placement of the subject not only symbolizes spiritual or social importance; it also suggests tactical advantage over enemies, and it is magical, in the sense that the subject defies earth’s gravity.
The upper area of the picture is also thought of as light and free, as this is where we usually find the sky.
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