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1 The “rules or guidelines” of art and how we apply elements together PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNThe “rules or guidelines” of art and how we apply elements together
2 BALANCEArranging art elements so no one part overpowers or seems heavier than other parts
3 BALANCESymmetrical (formal) balance means both sides of an imaginary line are the same(or very similar).
4 BALANCEAsymmetrical (informal) balance means each side of an imaginary line is different yet equal.
5 BALANCERadial balance means lines or shapes grow from a center
6 V a r I e t yV a r I e t yVARIeTyV a r I e t yV a r I e t y
7 VARIETYSlightly changing one part of an artwork to appear more interesting.Variety occurs when an artist creates something that looks different from the rest of the artwork. An artist may use variety to make you look at a certain part or make the artwork more interesting.
8 HARMONYCombining similar art elements to create a pleasing appearance.SIMILAR Colors, Lines, Shapes
10 EMPHASISArtists use emphasis to make certain parts of their artwork stand out and grab your attention.The center of interest or focal point is the place the artist draws your eye to first.
11 EMPHASISIn this painting, "The Letter," Mary Cassatt emphasized the envelope by painting it white against the dark patterns of the woman's dress. She also placed the envelope in the center of the painting to draw your eye to it.
19 RHYTHM Repetition of elements to create the look or feel of action. Visual rhythm makes you think of the rhythms you hear in music or dance. Artists create visual rhythm by repeating art elements and creating patterns.
23 CONTRAST The differences in elements of art Contrast creates excitement and interest in artworks. Two things that are very different have a lot of contrast.White and black have the greatest contrast. Complementary colors also have high contrast.Artists use high contrast to make something show up.
25 EXAMPLES OF CONTRASTS WARM vs COOL COLORS GEOMETRIC vs ORGANIC FORMS & SHAPESSTRAIGHT vs CURVY LINESLARGE vs SMALL OBJECTS IN SPACESMOOTH vs ROUGH TEXTURESDARK vs LIGHT VALUE
26 ANY QUESTIONS??YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR WORKSHEETS AND CREATE YOUR OWN EXAMPLES FOR EACH PRINCIPLE.YOU ALSO SHOULD BE ABLE TO CREATE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL ARTWORK USING EACH OF THE 9 PRINCIPLES IN THE ARTWORK.