Balance and Contrast

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Balance and Contrast

  1. 1. Balance and Contrast
  2. 2. Balance and Weight: Actual and Visual • Actual Balance • Actual Weight • Visual Balance • Visual Weight
  3. 3. Actual Balance
  4. 4. VISUAL BALANCE • The appearance of equilibrium in a work of art.
  5. 5. Kinds of Visual Balance • Symmetrical • (formal) • (bi-lateral and radial) • Asymmetrical (Informal)
  6. 6. SYMMETRICAL BALANCE • Visual equilibrium of visual elements in size, shape, and placement.
  7. 7. RADIAL BALANCE • Equilibrium achieved by elements emanating from a point, usually the center, in a composition.
  8. 8. ASYMMETRICAL (informal) BALANCE • Visual or actual equilibrium that is almost but not exactly symmetrical.
  9. 9. Achieving Visual Balance • Size • Color • Shape • Frequency or Repetition
  10. 10. tension
  11. 11. tension
  12. 12. Contrast • Visual Contrast • Conceptual Contrast
  13. 13. CONTRAST • The use of opposing aspects of the elements of art to produce an intensified effect.
  14. 14. VISUAL CONTRAST Degree of visual difference among elements of art in a composition as a means of emphasis.
  15. 15. CONCEPTUAL CONTRAST An implied opposition of ideas to emphasize unexpected differences.

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