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### Balance and contrast

1. 1. Balance and Contrast<br />
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13. 13. Balance and Weight: Actual and Implied<br /><ul><li>Actual Balance
14. 14. Actual Weight
15. 15. Visual Balance
16. 16. Visual Weight</li></li></ul><li>BALANCE<br />An equilibrium of weight and force; distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.<br />
17. 17. Kinds of Balance<br /><ul><li>Symmetrical
18. 18. Approximate Symmetrical
19. 19. Asymmetrical
20. 20. Radial</li></li></ul><li>Achieving Balance in Artifacts<br /><ul><li>Size
21. 21. Color
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23. 23. Frequency or Repetition </li></li></ul><li>VISUAL BALANCE<br />The appearance of equilibrium in a work of art.<br />
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27. 27. SYMMETRICAL BALANCE<br />Visual or actual equilibrium of visual elements in size, shape, and placement.<br />
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36. 36. Bilateral Symmetry<br />Symmetry in which similar anatomical parts are arranged on opposite sides of a median axis so that only one plane can divide the individual into essentially identical halves<br />
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40. 40. RADIAL BALANCE<br />Equilibrium achieved by elements emanating from a point, usually the center, in a composition.<br />
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46. 46. ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE<br />Visual or actual equilibrium that is almost but not exactly symmetrical.<br />
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59. 59. Contrast<br /><ul><li>Visual Contrast
60. 60. Conceptual Contrast</li></li></ul><li>CONTRAST<br />The use of opposing aspects of the elements of art to produce an intensified effect.<br />
61. 61. VISUAL CONTRAST<br />Degree of visual difference among elements of art in a composition as a means of emphasis.<br />
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68. 68. CONCEPTUAL CONTRAST<br />An implied opposition of ideas to emphasize unexpected differences.<br />