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Principles of Art & Design

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Ms. Vasquez La Roche

on 1 October 2014

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Transcript of Principles of Art & Design

is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture, and space.
is created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement.
To keep rhythm exciting and active, variety is essential.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The principles of design describe the ways that artists use the elements of art in a work of art.
The way in which these principles are applied affects the expressive content, or the message of the work.
Unity is the feeling of harmony between all parts of the work of art, which creates
a sense of completeness.

When all the elements in a work look as though they belong together, the artist has achieved unity.

Artists may achieve unity:

• Repetition
- By using similar lines, colors, shapes, textures, values or forms, you can create a feeling of unity because of the
elements being used.
• Proximity
- one of the simplest ways to create unity is by
objects in a work of art

Arranges the images to create a
feeling of order
Principles of Art & Design
They are three types of balances:

• Symmetrical balance:
the elements used on one side of the design are similar to those on the other side.

• Asymmetrical balance:
the sides are different but still look balanced.

• Radial balance:
the elements are arranged around a central point and may be similar.

is the part of the design that catches the viewer’s attention. Usually the artist will make one area stand out by
it with other areas. The area could be different in size, color, texture, shape, etc.
Is the repeating of an object or symbol all over the work of art.
Patterns often occur in nature, and artists use similar repeated motifs to create pattern
in their work.

Is the feeling of unity created when all parts (sizes, amounts, or number) relate well with each other.

When drawing the human figure, proportion can refer to the size of the head compared to the rest of the body.
Is the use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through and around the work of art.
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