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Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Important Properties of Composition...

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Chapter 4 Important Properties of Composition I. UNITY a. Going Home i. Jacob Lawrence, 1946 ii. Unity brings it all together iii. Variety is necessary because otherwise the composition could become boring, not repetitive iv. PROXIMITY – things are fairly close to one another, people or objects occupy the same space; touch each other; overlap one another 1. All of the human figures v. Repeating a shape, or colors can create unity b. Interior of a Dutch House i. Pieter de Hooch ii. 1658 iii. Variety 1. One person away from the group iv. Repetition/Rhythm 1. Squares and rectangles helping to create unity a. Tiled floor and windows, square map and painting v. Color 1. Red, black and white c. Chariot i. Alberto Giacometti ii. 1950 iii. PROXIMITY is main means of achieving unity iv. Also have repetition in the shape and color and material
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v. Symmetrical balance II. Balance a. Symmetrical i. Easiest, but most boring ii. If you draw a line down the center of something, everything on both sides are a mirror image 1. Example: human body iii. Most often used in architecture and applied art (furniture) iv. White house 1. Example of Symmetrical 2. Windows, Front 4 columns, arches, etc. v. Posterity - The Holy Place 1. Damien Hirst 2. 2006 3. Not architecture or applied art, more like a painting 4. Made of butterflies 5. Importance: SYMMETRICAL 6. Exception to symmetrical rule: religious paintings will usually
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