Chapter 3 - Art Appreciation ARTS 1301 Chapter 3 Principles...

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Art Appreciation ARTS 1301 Chapter 3 Principles of Design First : read and focus Read Chapter 3, Principles of Design in Art. Focus on the principles of design and being able to define and recognize them in works of art. Look for the relationship between the principles of design and the elements of art. Notice how unity is an overriding principle. Second : review and extra help Visit these sites for Chapter. They were recommended by your book Understanding Art and myself http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm and http://art.wadsworth.com/fichner7/ Third : vocabulary and terminology Vocabulary and terminology for Chapter 3 to know for the first test Unity o The oneness or wholeness of a work of art Extreme unity o Unification of all elements in a composition Visual unity o The unity in a work of art as created by the use of visual elements o Contrast with conceptual unity Conceptual unity o Unity in a work that is achieved through the relationship between the meaning and the function of the images Variety o The different that provides the interest Balance o The distribution of weight, mass, or other elements of a work of art so as to achieve harmony Actual balance o Equal distributions of weight o Contrast with pictorial balance Pictorial balance
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o The distribution of the apparent or visual weight of elements in two-dimensional works of art o Contrast with actual balance Symmetry o Similarity of form or arrangement on both sides of a dividing line Symmetrical balance o Balance in which imagery on the one side or a composition is mirrored on the other side. Symmetrical balance can be pure, or it can be approximate, in which case the whole of the work has a symmetrical feeling but with slight variations that provide more visual interest than would a mirror image o Contrast with asymmetrical balance Asymmetrical balance o Balance in which the right and left sides of a composition contain different shapes, colors, textures, or other elements and yet are arranged or “weighted” so that the overall impression is one of balance o Contrast with symmetrical balance Bilateral Symmetry o Mirror-type similarity between the sides of a composition also termed “pure” or “formal” symmetry Horizontal balance o Balance in which the elements on the left and right sides of the composition seem to be about equal in number or visual elements Vertical balance o Balance in which the elements in the top and bottom of the composition are in balance Radial balance o Balance in which the design elements radiate from a center point Imbalance o A characteristic of works of art in which the areas of the composition are unequal in actual weight or pictorial weight Emphasis o A design principle that focuses the viewer’s attention on one or more parts of a composition by accentuating certain shapes,
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intensifying value of color, featuring directional lines, or strategically placing objects and images
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course ART 1301 taught by Professor Brockman during the Summer '08 term at Blinn College.

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Chapter 3 - Art Appreciation ARTS 1301 Chapter 3 Principles...

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