Principles of Design. Instructor Mrs. Martin. Principles of Design. Rhythm and Movement Balance Proportion Contrast Emphasis Pattern Variety Unity. Rhythm & Movement. The visual flow through an artwork. The use of the elements of arts to create a feeling of motion. Balance.
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Rhythm and Movement
The visual flow through an artwork. The use of the elements of arts to create a feeling of motion.
Is arranging elements so that no one part of a work overpowers, or feels heavier than any other part.
Symmetrical balance or formal balance has equal eight on both sides.
Asymmetrical balance or informal balance, has equal eight on both sides.
Radial balance, is a circular balance moving out from a central object to maintain balance.
The measurement of the size of one part of artwork to its other parts in a composition.
Contrast is created by using elements that conflict with one another. Often, contrast is created using complementary colors or extremely light and dark values. Contrast creates interest in a piece and often draws the eye to certain areas.
Used to make something stand out, like dark next to light. A way of using dominance and subordination in a design or painting. Major objects, shapes, or colors may dominate a picture by taking up more space or by being heavier in volume or by being darker in color than the subordinate objects, shapes and colors. There must be balance between the dominant and subordinate elements.
Patternis showing consistency with colors or lines. It is indicating movement by the repetition of elements. It can make an artwork seem active.
Variety is the quality or state of having different forms or types, notable use of contrast, emphasis, difference in size and color.
Unity is the wholeness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements and principles of art. The arrangement of elements and principles to create a feeling of completeness