BALANCE
• Balance refers to the distribution of visual
weight in an artwork. The visual weight is
created by the various a...
FORMAL BALANCE
• When elements on
both sides of a central
vertical or horizontal
line appear to be
equal or close to
equal...
Symmetry
• When both sides of a balanced composition
are identical (mirror images of each other).
RADIAL BALANCE
• When all the
elements radiate
out from a central
point.
INFORMAL BALANCE
• Involves two sides or
halves that contain
elements that are
different, but yet are still
in visual bala...
WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS
element heavier lighter
contour/shape
larger,
complex,
interesting
smaller,
simple
WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS
element heavier lighter
Color Bright/Warm Dull/Cool
WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS
element heavier lighter
Value
Most
Contrast
Least
Contrast
element heavier lighter
Line
heavy, dark
and
complicated
light and
simple
texture rough smooth
WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS
POSITION-large objects near the
center of a work can be balanced
by a smaller object placed far
from the center
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Balance

  1. 1. BALANCE • Balance refers to the distribution of visual weight in an artwork. The visual weight is created by the various art elements in the art work.
  2. 2. FORMAL BALANCE • When elements on both sides of a central vertical or horizontal line appear to be equal or close to equal. • A.K.A.-Symmetrical or Classical Balance
  3. 3. Symmetry • When both sides of a balanced composition are identical (mirror images of each other).
  4. 4. RADIAL BALANCE • When all the elements radiate out from a central point.
  5. 5. INFORMAL BALANCE • Involves two sides or halves that contain elements that are different, but yet are still in visual balance. • A.K.A.- Asymetrical Balance
  6. 6. WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS element heavier lighter contour/shape larger, complex, interesting smaller, simple
  7. 7. WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS element heavier lighter Color Bright/Warm Dull/Cool
  8. 8. WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS element heavier lighter Value Most Contrast Least Contrast
  9. 9. element heavier lighter Line heavy, dark and complicated light and simple texture rough smooth WEIGHT OF THE ELEMENTS
  10. 10. POSITION-large objects near the center of a work can be balanced by a smaller object placed far from the center

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