2 Principles of DesignOrganization of elements that work together to give unityMaking a design is like making a cake. The Elements are the ingredients. The directions for mixing them together are the Principles.
3 BalanceThe way the elements of art are arranged to create a feeling of stabilityAsymmetrical- (informal balance) the two sides of a work of art are not exactly the same, but are still visually balancedUse: color, shape, line, space
4 Symmetrical Balance:(formal balance) parts on both sides are the same
5 parts radiate from the center in all direction Radial Balanceparts radiate from the center in all direction
6 This composition is OK… but might be more interesting with asymmetrical balance.
8 All Parts of a work of art are interrelated, repeated, balanced, and organized to achieve a quality of onenessUse: Color, Shape, Form, textureUnity
9 VarietyVariety and unity work together to keep the piece interesting yet function as a wholeAn artist creates variety through the used of different lines types, colors & shapes
10 MovementThis can either be actual motion or it can be implied — the arrangement of the parts of an image to create a sense of motion by using lines, shapes, forms, and textures that cause the eye to move over the work
11 EmphasisEmphasisAccent, stress, or importance placed on a part of a piece of artworkUse: Color, Shape, Line, Texture, Value(repeating an idea creates emphasis)
12 Using a tool can create focus EmphasisUsing a tool can create focus
13 RhythmRegular repetition of lines, shapes, or colors that create a movement Patterns have rhythm
14 a difference between objects in line, shape, value color or texture Contrasta difference between objects in line, shape, value color or texture
15 relationship of one part to another or to the whole with respect to size, quantity, or degree; a ratio .Proportion must be on target or purposely off.Proportion
16 BALANCE, UNITY, EMPHASIS, MOVEMENT, RHYTHM, CONTRAST, PROPORTION Can you use the principles of design to critique this artwork?Sandy Skoglund: Radioactive Cats, 1980BALANCE, UNITY, EMPHASIS, MOVEMENT, RHYTHM, CONTRAST, PROPORTION