Composition
UNITY: How all the parts relate to the whole.
Unity: how is it
achieved here?
Wayne
Theibauld
(20th C.
American)
UNITY (Grant Wood, 20th C. American)
Unity: how is it achieved here? (Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 16th C. Dutch)
Unity here? (Jackson Pollock, 20th C. American)
BALANCE
(Jules Olitski, 20th C.
American)
BALANCE
(Elizabeth Murray, 20th C.
American)
Symmetrical Balance:
Dividing a composition
along a vertical axis--the
simplest way to create a
sense of balance.
Baker Ov...
Symmetrical
Balance
Giorgioni,
Renaissance
Italian, 1503
SYMMETRICAL BALANCE
(Anonymous 8th C. Chinese)
ASYMETRICAL BALANCE (Louise Moillon, 17th C. French)
Edgar Degas, 19th
C. French
Where is the axis
of balance located
in this
composition?
NEGATIVE SPACE
(Charles Demuth, 20th
C. American)
NEGATIVE SPACE
(Ito Jackuchu, 18th
C. Japanese)
NEGATIVE SPACE
(Georgia O’Keefe, 20th C.
American)
NEGATIVE SPACE
NEGATIVE SPACE
(M.C. Escher, 20th C.
Belgian)
Where are the
negative
spaces in this
composition?
(MC Escher,
20th C.
Belgium)
STUDENT WORK:
First assignment:
Graphite pencil with
negative spaces colored
in with pastel.
STUDENT WORK:
Second assignment:
negative spaces
collaged in with colored
papers.
(The positive shapes
remain in white
sil...
OK: Let’s do unity, balance, and negative Space!
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
Art 17 composition lecture
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Art 17 composition lecture

  1. 1. Composition
  2. 2. UNITY: How all the parts relate to the whole.
  3. 3. Unity: how is it achieved here? Wayne Theibauld (20th C. American)
  4. 4. UNITY (Grant Wood, 20th C. American)
  5. 5. Unity: how is it achieved here? (Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 16th C. Dutch)
  6. 6. Unity here? (Jackson Pollock, 20th C. American)
  7. 7. BALANCE (Jules Olitski, 20th C. American)
  8. 8. BALANCE (Elizabeth Murray, 20th C. American)
  9. 9. Symmetrical Balance: Dividing a composition along a vertical axis--the simplest way to create a sense of balance. Baker Overstreet Tash 'n' Nose 2012-2013
  10. 10. Symmetrical Balance Giorgioni, Renaissance Italian, 1503
  11. 11. SYMMETRICAL BALANCE (Anonymous 8th C. Chinese)
  12. 12. ASYMETRICAL BALANCE (Louise Moillon, 17th C. French)
  13. 13. Edgar Degas, 19th C. French Where is the axis of balance located in this composition?
  14. 14. NEGATIVE SPACE (Charles Demuth, 20th C. American)
  15. 15. NEGATIVE SPACE (Ito Jackuchu, 18th C. Japanese)
  16. 16. NEGATIVE SPACE (Georgia O’Keefe, 20th C. American)
  17. 17. NEGATIVE SPACE
  18. 18. NEGATIVE SPACE (M.C. Escher, 20th C. Belgian)
  19. 19. Where are the negative spaces in this composition?
  20. 20. (MC Escher, 20th C. Belgium)
  21. 21. STUDENT WORK: First assignment: Graphite pencil with negative spaces colored in with pastel.
  22. 22. STUDENT WORK: Second assignment: negative spaces collaged in with colored papers. (The positive shapes remain in white silhouette.)
  23. 23. OK: Let’s do unity, balance, and negative Space!
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