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Principles Of Design

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  • 1. Principles of Design
    • Guidelines that govern the way artists organize the elements of art.
    CAN YOU NAME THE SEVEN ELEMENTS OF ART?
  • 2. The Principles of Design
    • Rhythm
    • Movement
    • Pattern
    • Balance
    • Proportion
    • Emphasis
    • Variety
    • Harmony
    • Unity
    Note: This list is one possible list. You will find that every book, every artist has a slightly different list of Principles.
  • 3. Balance:
    • Balance is concerned with arranging art elements in an artwork so no one part over powers, or seems heavier than, any other part.
    • There are three types of balance:
    • Formal
    • Informal
    • Radial
  • 4. Formal Balance (Symmetrical): Occurs when one half of a work mirrors or closely resembles the other half.
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  • 6. Informal Balance (Asymmetrical): Involves a balance of unlike objects or elements.
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  • 8. Radial Balance: Occurs when elements are positioned around a central point.
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  • 10. Variety:
    • Combining art elements by adding slight changes to increase visual interest.
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  • 12. Rhythm: The repetition of an element to make a work seem active or to suggest visual vibration.
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  • 14. Movement:
    • Movement is the Principle of Design that creates the look and feel of action to guide the viewer’s eyes through the work of art.
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  • 16. A two-dimensional decorative effect achieved through the repetition of colors, lines, shapes, and/or textures. Pattern:
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  • 18. Proportion:
    • The manner in which the parts of a work relate to each other and to the whole.
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  • 20. Emphasis: The principle of design concerned with making an element or object in an artwork stand out.
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  • 22. Harmony: The principle of design concerned with combining similar art elements to create a pleasing appearance.
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  • 24. Unity: The combining of art elements and principles with media to create a feeling of completeness.
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