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The Principles of Art

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Amy Moore

on 15 September 2016

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Transcript of The Principles of Art

Principles of Art
Repetition
Lines, shapes, colors, or textures that are
repeated
throughout an artwork.
Unity
sense of oneness
or wholeness in a work of art
Variety
combining elements to provide interest
in an artwork
Rhythm
creates a feeling of
visual motion
in an artwork
by repetition
of elements such as lines, shapes, or colors
Proportion
refers to the
size relationship
of parts of an artwork to each other and to the whole
Emphasis
Compositional movement
leads a viewer’s eyes throughout
a work of art.
Movement
places greater attention on certain areas
or objects in an artwork to create dominance, contrast, or a
focal point
. Usually, we emphasize one element of art.
refers to the arrangement of the parts in an artwork to give a sense of
overall equality in visual weight
Balance
the way we combine the elements and use them in artwork
Symmetrical Balance
exactly the same on both sides
; formal balance
Approximate Symmetry
the sides are similar
yet varied
Asymmetrical Balance
the sides are
visually equal yet not the same
Radial Balance
the parts of a design
turn around a central point
What's the point?
Balance can make art
static
and stable
or interesting
and whimsical.
Placing
light
values
near dark
values is one way to show emphasis.
Value
Color
Size and Placement
Repetition
Placing
vibrant colors near dull colors
can show emphasis.
Large
elements or elements placed in the
center
of a piece of art show emphasis.
Repeating
shapes can show emphasis.
Color
Similar colors
can lead to a sense of unity.
Style
Compositional Movement
Recorded Action
a frozen moment
of action
Actual Movement
Kinetic art is art that
actually moves
.
Regular Rhythm
a
continuous repeated pattern
Flowing Rhythm
curvy,
swirling designs
What's the point?
Variety
keeps a piece of art from being boring
.
What's the point?
Rhythm or pattern can
provide unity, movement and interest
.
What's the point?
What's the point?
Repetition
gives
a piece
unity
.
What's the point?
Proportion can make a piece of art seem
normal or abnormal
.
What's the point?
Movement
adds interest
.
What's the point?
Emphasis
gives your eye a place to rest
. It also attracts the viewer to a piece of art.
Unity keeps a piece from feeling like something doesn't belong.
The style a piece is painted or sculptured in can give it a sense of unity.
Why do you care?
1. They help us create better art

Objective: Students will define and explain the principles of art.

Supplies: graph paper from counter, folder, crayons/colored pencils are optional
3. They help us understand art.
2. They help us discuss art.
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