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Principles of Art
Transcript of Principles of Art
- concerned with arranging elements
so no one part of a work overpowers,
or outweighs any other part
- either felt or seen by the viewer
- Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion.
- concerned with repeating elements to make a work seem active or to elicit vibration
- concerned with the relationship of
one part to another and the whole
- (symmetrical) balances the two halves which are mirror images
- (asymmetrical) balances two unlike elements which seems to carry equal weight.
-concerned with combining one or more elements to create interest by adding slight changes
-magnifies the visual appeal of the work
- to attract and gain the viewer's attention
- making an element of the work stand out
- the look and feeling of action and to guide a viewer's eye through the work of art
Pattern refers to the repetition or reoccurrence of a design element, exact or varied, which establishes a visual beat.
When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
The colors white and black provide the greatest degree of contrast. Complementary colors also highly contrast with one another.
An element that appears over and over again in a composition.