Art history

Is it true that renaissance painters used central compositions to produce a more formal setting?

I could be wrong.

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  1. Here is a nice example of it. Everyone who had money or power got their picture pasted into the compositions.
    http://www.aiwaz.net/adoration-of-the-magi-attitude-towards-the-viewer-in-the-renaissance-paintings/a109

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