Symmetry is where one part of an image isSymmetry is where one part of an image is
balanced or mirrored by the other side.balanced or mirrored by the other side.
radialradial,, radiateradiate, and, and radial balanceradial balance - Radial- Radial
means anything of, relating to, or arranged likemeans anything of, relating to, or arranged like
This means images whichThis means images which
seem to start in the centerseem to start in the center
and move outwards in alland move outwards in all
directions simultaneously.directions simultaneously.
A star, the iris around yourA star, the iris around your
eyes, a wheel with spokes,eyes, a wheel with spokes,
and a daisy (among manyand a daisy (among many
other plant forms) areother plant forms) are
examples of radial balance.examples of radial balance.
Nature contains an abundance of radialNature contains an abundance of radial
symmetry and balance, from plants to watersymmetry and balance, from plants to water
swirling down the drain.swirling down the drain.
Artists also have used symmetry in old cathedralArtists also have used symmetry in old cathedral
As an artform, radialAs an artform, radial
symmetry issymmetry is
commonly found incommonly found in
the works ofthe works of
mandalas, such as themandalas, such as the
sacred sand paintingssacred sand paintings
by Tibetan monks.by Tibetan monks.
These are by an artist known as Aya.These are by an artist known as Aya.
The Rose Window at Notre Dame deThe Rose Window at Notre Dame de
Paris CathedralParis Cathedral
Do we know when Chelles
Who do they think Chelles
learned construction of
Rose Windows from?
How big is the rose
1, 300 sq. ft.
Artist: Jehan de Chelles Subject: Portrait
Do you think these have personal meaning or are just designs?