Principles of Art

By: Garrison Lemmond  #slaytonart2

Principles of Art that have been identified are balance, unity, rhythm/movement, emphasis, contrast, and pattern.

Balance-CD Weaving

Balance is the impression of equilibrium in a pictorial or sculptural composition. Balance is often referred to as symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.

Unity- Ribbon Group Drawing

Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion.

Contrast-Wildlife Drawing

Contrast is referred to the difference in two related elements such as color, shape, value, type, texture, alignment, direction and movement.

Emphasis- Emphasis Drawing

Emphasis refers to the created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands.

Pattern- "Sometimes I Get Bored"

Pattern refers to the repetition or reoccurrence of a design element, exact or varied, which establishes a visual beat.

Movement/Rythm- Marble in Motion

Rhythm or movement refers to the suggestion of motion through the use of various elements.

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