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Principles of Art

The Principles of Art (8) Rhythm, Movement, Balance, Proportion, Contrast/Variety, Emphasis, Harmony, Unity
Definition of Principles of Art The rules that govern the way that we use the Elements.
Rhythm The Principle of are that indicates movement by the repetition of elements.
Motif a unit that is repeated in visual rhythm. Units in a motif may or may not be an exact duplicate of the first unit.
Movement Principle of Art used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer's eyes throughout the work of art.
Dynamism Creating a blurred effect on objects to show movement
Balance The Principle of art concerned with equalizing the visual elements in a work of Art.
Radial Balance a balance based on a circle, with features radiating from a central axis (point).
Symmetrical Balance a balance in which both sides of a composition are identical or reflective.
Asymmetrical Balance a balance in which two sides are not visually identical, but hold the same visual weight.
Proportion relationships in size between objects or between the parts of a single object.
Scale size as measures against a standard reference. Can refer to an entire work of art or to elements within it.
Contrast/Variety The noticeable differences between elements within a composition.
Emphasis Refers to developing points of interest to direct the viewer's eyes to the most important parts of the composition; creating a focal point for the viewer.
Techniques for creating emphasis Contrasting element, Isolation, Location- try to avoid direct center., Convergence, The Unusual
Harmony Refers to the different elements of Art working together to create order.
Unity Gives a feeling of cohesion or oneness.
Composition Arrangement
Created by: 21aweaver