Principles of Art

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Principles of Art

  1. 1. The Principles of Art <ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Proportion </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul>Helen Frankenthaler.
  2. 2. Kurt Schwitters Variety Variety occurs when an artist creates something that looks different from the rest of the artwork. An artist may use variety to make you look at a certain part or make the artwork more interesting.
  3. 3. Joseph Cornell
  4. 4. James Rosenquist
  5. 5. Robert Rauschenberg
  6. 6. Jacob Lawrence Unity Unity is the feeling that everything in the work of art works together and looks like it fits.
  7. 7. Egyptian Hieroglyphics
  8. 8. Paul Klee
  9. 9. Louise Nevelson
  10. 10. Georgia O’Keeffe Balance Formal Balance usually is achieved by the artist placing objects in the work in a symmetrical or equal-sided arrangement. Informal Balance is created when an asymmetrical layout is used. Radial Balance occurs within a circle design.
  11. 11. Frida Kahlo
  12. 12. Mark Rothko
  13. 13. James Whistler
  14. 14. Rose Window at Notre Dame
  15. 15. Andrew Wyeth emphasis Emphasis is when the artist manipulates the Elements of Art so that your eye is drawn to a particular area.
  16. 16. FrancescoGoya
  17. 17. Commemorative Bronze, Kingdom of Benin
  18. 18. Hokusai
  19. 19. Tom Otterness Proportion Proportion refers to one piece of an object in relation to the rest of the object.
  20. 20. Claes Oldenburg
  21. 21. Fernando Botero
  22. 22. Amedeo Modigliani
  23. 23. George Bellows Movement Directional Movement is a visual flow through the composition. It can be the suggestion of motion in a design as you move from object to object by way of placement and position.
  24. 24. Edvard Munch
  25. 25. Antoni Gaudí
  26. 26. Vincent Van Gogh
  27. 27. Piet Mondrian Rhythm Rhythm is movement in which some elements recur regularly.  Like a dance it will have a flow of objects that will seem to be like the beat of music. Repetition .
  28. 28. Andy Goldsworthy
  29. 29. Cy Twombly
  30. 30. Jasper Johns
  31. 31. You guess…
  32. 32. Formal Balance
  33. 33. Proportion or Formal Balance if viewed from the front
  34. 34. Emphasis
  35. 35. Rhythm, Pattern, or Emphasis
  36. 36. Unity and Movement
  37. 37. Emphasis
  38. 38. Rhythm or Movement
  39. 39. Emphasis or Proportion
  40. 40. Formal Balance
  41. 41. Unity or Rhythm
  42. 42. Proportion or Unity
  43. 43. Visual Movement or Unity

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