The Principles of Design              Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (1950) Jackson Pollock
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                  E...
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                  E...
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                  E...
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                  E...
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                 Em...
The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a         more powerful composition                  E...
EMPHASISor Focal PointThe emphasis, or focalpoint, is the area of theartwork to which the eyeis first drawn.Artists create ...
BALANCEBalance is a sense ofvisual stability within apiece of art.symmetrical balance(mirror image) asymmetrical balance(p...
Symmetrical Balance                Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) Andy Warhol
Asymmetrical Balance                       Blue II (1961) Joan Miro
UNITYUnity occurs when all ofthe elements worktogether to make a well-balanced whole. In otherwords, the individualelement...
In a successful painting everything is integral… all the parts belong to the whole. If you remove an aspect or element you...
CONTRASTMost often, people thinkof contrast as pertainingto value (the range oflight and dark) inartwork. However,contrast...
MOVEMENTMovement can be aliteral representation, orimplied throughrepetition of shape(rhythm) or thealternation of lights ...
PATTERN/REPETITIONAn element (color, shape,form, etc.) that occursover and over in a pieceof art.It is more visuallyappeal...
Using the Principles of Design in       Visual CompositionsKeeping in mind the basic elements of art and howthey fit togeth...
The Principles✤    Emphasis✤     Balance✤      Unity✤    Contrast✤   Movement/      Rhythm✤    Pattern/    Repetition     ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Principles of Design

5,498

Published on

Published in: Education, Design, Technology
0 Comments
18 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
5,498
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
18
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • \n
  • Principles of Design

    1. 1. The Principles of Design Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (1950) Jackson Pollock
    2. 2. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition
    3. 3. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis
    4. 4. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis Balance
    5. 5. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis Balance Unity
    6. 6. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis Balance Unity Contrast
    7. 7. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis Balance Unity Contrast Movement/Rhythm
    8. 8. The Principles of DesignWays to combine the elements of art to make a more powerful composition Emphasis Balance Unity Contrast Movement/Rhythm Pattern/Repetition
    9. 9. EMPHASISor Focal PointThe emphasis, or focalpoint, is the area of theartwork to which the eyeis first drawn.Artists create focal pointsthrough myriadmethods, including theuse of color or contrast. La Paysan (1891) Paul Cézanne
    10. 10. BALANCEBalance is a sense ofvisual stability within apiece of art.symmetrical balance(mirror image) asymmetrical balance(placing similar oropposite size/weight/color objects to balanceeach other out) Festival de las flores (1925) Diego Rivera
    11. 11. Symmetrical Balance Campbell’s Soup Cans (1962) Andy Warhol
    12. 12. Asymmetrical Balance Blue II (1961) Joan Miro
    13. 13. UNITYUnity occurs when all ofthe elements worktogether to make a well-balanced whole. In otherwords, the individualelements support theoverall theme/object ofthe work. Seated Figure with Hat (1967) Richard Diebenkorn
    14. 14. In a successful painting everything is integral… all the parts belong to the whole. If you remove an aspect or element you are removing its wholeness. - Richard Diebenkorn
    15. 15. CONTRASTMost often, people thinkof contrast as pertainingto value (the range oflight and dark) inartwork. However,contrast can also becreated using color,shape, or any otherelement that provides asense of visual discord. Girl With a Peal Earring (1665) Johannes Vermeer
    16. 16. MOVEMENTMovement can be aliteral representation, orimplied throughrepetition of shape(rhythm) or thealternation of lights anddarks.  The Scream (1893-1910) Edvard Munch
    17. 17. PATTERN/REPETITIONAn element (color, shape,form, etc.) that occursover and over in a pieceof art.It is more visuallyappealing to vary therepetition to somedegree. Metamorphosis II (1940) M.C. Escher
    18. 18. Using the Principles of Design in Visual CompositionsKeeping in mind the basic elements of art and howthey fit together using design principles can help youconstruct a more aesthetically pleasing work of art.However, these are not hard and fast rules – there isalways room for experimentation! Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams
    19. 19. The Principles✤ Emphasis✤ Balance✤ Unity✤ Contrast✤ Movement/ Rhythm✤ Pattern/ Repetition Starry Night (1889) Vincent van GoghFor the next 10-15 minutes, analyze this work of art in terms of the principles you see.

    ×