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Principles of Design

The Language of Art

What is balance? Arranging elements of art according to their "visual weight".
What is emphasis? Controlling what elements and objects stand out in a work of art.
What is pattern? A repeated use of an element in a regular way.
What is proportion? How parts of an artwork relate to each other and to the whole.
What is rhythm? A sense of visual or actual motion in an artwork, created by repeating visual elements.
What is unity? When the elements of art and the principles of design in a composition belong together.
What is variety? Combining one or more elements of art to provide interest.
Created by: wildart