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    • Design principles:Balance, proportion, repetition, dominance, contrast, direction, harmony, variety, symbolic meaning,composition.
    • Balance:
    • This is an example of radial balance. The picture feels balanced. The way the circles in the very middle are the smallest and the size increases as you go outwards. The thickness of the circles of metal- it increases as you go outwards from the center. All these bring a sense of balance.
    • This is another example of balance. It is balanced in the way the designer uses the same
      materials on either side of the center..and the bit that hangs down serves to sort of
      centralize and anchor the piece.
    • There is a striking radial
      balance in this picture.
      the way the circles get
      smaller has a pleasing
      effect. The curvy lines
      that go up almost to the
      top from the arc
      increase the sense of
      balance. The arcs at the
      base of the biggest circle
      increase the balance as
      well in that the structure
      looks a lot more steady.
    • Proportion..
    • A good example of
      Dogs are not this
      big in real life. The
      dog is competing
      with the house in
      size and it is
      Portrayed as being
      bigger than the
      Gate. Its exaggerated..and in
      This case it has a
      humorous effect because
      the sign is so obviously
      intended for the cat.
    • The man in this picture is way smaller than the other people, whose feet are all we see. He barely get up their ankles. The difference in size is quite funny. The message in the picture is brought out even more clearly..it would be an insult for this guy to compare himself to the people or actually the feet around him..
    • Difference in size here…in the adult human and the baby one. The baby is much
      smaller..the way that the picture was taken exaggerates the difference in size
      a bit, the woman is closer to the camera than the baby. (she looks bigger than she would
      if she was the same distance away from the camera as the baby.)
    • The apples get smaller and smaller as you go towards the back.
      It looks like some apples are further away. The ones in the ‘back’ are smaller
      than the ones in ‘front’..there is a sort of invisible line. its at an angle and the closer
      it gets to its vanishing point, the smaller the apple s get.
    • Repetition…
    • The same pattern is repeated here to create a ‘wall’. Repetition of one simple item is
      used to create something a bit more complex than that one item.
    • There is repetition here in that several metal bars are taken and repeatedly
      stuck onto a metal bar following an arc shape . an interesting object is created
      through repetition.
    • There is repetition of shapes (that form something when put together) The same shapes are taken and repeatedly used
      here to create block of what is possibly flats..
    • Dominance..
    • Its like one wolf is dominating the picture..
      The one wolf looks like it is subservient to it, its sort of crouched
      and the other one is upright, making it look like the dominant one
    • The player in the middle
      holding the ball and
      leaping in into the air
      dominates the picture
      All attention is
      automatically drawn to
      him because he is
      elevated above the
      other two players and
      he is HOLDING THE
      BALL.. it is a
      basketball game..
    • The lion in this picture dominates the picture..Its amongst humans and its is the focal
      point of the picture. Its coloring also makes it stand out..
    • Contrast
    • The contrast in this picture attracted my attention and is what makes it
      possible to see anything. The grey and white parts are what show what
      is in the picture. The amount of black there realy draws a lot of attention
      to the white.
    • The brilliant contrast of colors here got my attention. The blackness of the clouds and
      the ground below makes the sunset look more brilliant and brighter.
    • the contrast here is in the
      woman’s hair color. The black
      against the creamy white.it gives
      her a more interesting look.
      The creamy white draws a lot of
      attention because its so bright
      especially because it is
    • Direction
    • The direction in this picture is forward. The strong vertical lines
      that blur into the distance make it seem as though you are going forward fast.
      Which is a pretty accurate sense because the tide that is going back into the sea
      does so at a rapid pace, in one strong movement
    • There is some sense of direction here in how all the individual wires of the piece
      are somehow following one direction.. they go out and then in…its fascinating
      because it looks as though the metal is moving…and metal as we know it is
      wavy and flexible
    • There is a sense of direction in how all the jets are moving as one in one direction..
      their trail of smoke is uniform. they are flying in formation..reminds one of birds
      flying if it were not for the trail of smoke I would actually think they were birds..
    • a sense of direction
      is found in how all the
      lines seem to
      meet in the middle
      of a side of a square.
    • Harmony
    • The harmony in this picture is quite striking. the colours used are harmonious..The
      tones used blend, the curvy lines and their direction have a harmonious effect as well.
    • There is a definite harmony here..The colours and tones used just blend. Also the
      type of line in this picture promotes unity..( curvy, feminine line) also the way the
      things in the room are arranged, its neat, uncluttered and complimentary..
    • What attracted me was the obvious harmony in the picture. This was brought
      About by use of similar shapes and colour- there varying shades of red and
      Brown. Interestingly though no two shapes are quite the same. Different tones
      Are used to keep it interesting.
    • Variety
    • Lots of different colours…lots of shapes…Definitely variety in terms of colour and
      shape.. stuff has just been put together in a seemingly careless fashion but on
      closer inspection you can actually see that the colours are not necessarily fighting..
      they have been carefully arranged to have a pleasant effect on the eye..
    • The number of different items on one chain drew my attention..
      It certainly doesn’t lack in variety. It looks fun and interesting, alive even
      due to the variety. The silly smiley face gives it a lot of cheer.
    • There is variety of colour in this picture. The various colours drew my eye. all sorts of colours have been put together, bright tones..dull-ish tones..it looks interesting but also rather flea-market like to me.
    • Symbolic Meaning
    • A cross is a symbol of the Christian faith..It symbolises Christ’s death on the cross. The chain is a bit intricate and sort of delicate and the cross is solid and rather bold. It makes the cross stand out more.
    • Doves are a symbol of peace..the type of line used here is curvy feminine and really restful..the finish on the earnings is also complimentary because its not too bright and attention grabbing..its just right
    • This has become a symbol of liberty all over the world. The statue represents Libertas the roman goddess of freedom.
    • Composition
    • What drew my attention is how my eyes took in the scene. The artist and his subject are the focal point but I also get the feeling that I was peeking in on a scene because of the drawn curtain. There I something catchy about the scene..like how we do not see the whole room but a section of it…enough to tell whats going on. But I still find myself curious about the rest of the room which keeps me looking. The arrangement of items is perfect, it tells what's going on but leaves a bit out..enough to hold my attention a bit longer.
    • This is Johannes Vermeer’s painting of Christ in the house of Martha and Mary. The composition of the subjects in this picture ensures that the eye travels the whole picture. You take in all the elements of the picture. The woman at Christ’s feet draws curious attention. In the Biblical story, Mary sits at the feet of Jesus and listens to what he has to say whilst Martha bustles about serving. The man is obviously Christ and the relaxed figure at His feet is Mary. The composition in this painting is perfect because it not only tells the story accurately but its pleasant to look at.
    • The composition of the subjects in this picture drew my attention. It is not how you would normally find the objects placed. the objects are very different but somehow it feels as though they belong together, the way they are placed adds a lot to this.It draws attention to all elements of the picture. Your eye sees all of them.
    • END 