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Chapter 7: Other Principles of Formal Analysis • Pattern: repeated elements -- line, shape, mass, color, texture Chapter 8: Principles of Design This is more typically called “composition.”
• Balance: – Symmetry (absolute/actual vs. asymmetrical/having similar visual weight vs. Asymmetry. – Radial balance, axial balance • • Texture:
– Actual (physical tactility) – Visual (depicted or illusory tactility) Focal Point and emphasis:
– created through light, color, balance, etc (afocal is possible too, especially in abstract art) Scale: – Relative to what is depicted & what is nearby, whether real or illusory – Hieratic scale: sizing by import rather than naturalism – Monumental vs. miniature • • Time:
– simultaneous narration (multiple events depicted at once and within the same frame) – continuous narration (a story depicted in a visibly linear fashion with a start middle and end) • • Rhythm and Repetition, Unity Proportion: relationship of the parts of an
object to its whole, and of the objects to its surroundings – Canon (Greek: “rule”) Classical system of ‘perfect proportions’ • Motion: giving a sense of movement Stuart Davis, Swing Landscape, 1938 Hieratic scale Palette of Narmer, From Hierakonpolis, Kom el-Ahmar, Egypt, First Dynasty, c3000 BCE, 63.5 CM ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course AH 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Spring '08