Conceptual unity artwork that has a common theme or

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Conceptual Unity- artwork that has acommon theme or concept throughoutit.
EMMA AMOS.Measuring Measuring(1995). Acrylic on linen canvas, African fabric, laser-transfer photographs.84” x 70”.Conceptual Unity
UnityUnity is the underlyingstructure that makes the art orobject seem complete orwhole.Almost all artwork or designhas unity because the artistinstinctively seeks it.This Islamic art tile showsunitythrough the repetitionof color ( blue, green, yellow,and white)and shape( flowers of different sizes thatare repeated in a pattern).Pattern ( which containsrhythm ) generally unifies awork, as seen here.
UnityThis is a painting by American artist, Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, from1942. Unifying characteristics, here, are the rectangles of the windows,both the large ones of the diner, and the smaller ones of the buildingsbehind it.The use of the colors red and green, on the buildings as well asin the diner itself, also unifies the work.It could also be argued that the frame of any painting unifies it bydescribing the image’s borders.
UnityThe image on the left is byartist Donald Judd, made in the1970s. This type of art wascalled minimalism.The repetition of one shape orobject can create unityNote Andy Warhol’s paintingOne Hundred Soup Cans formthe 1960s. This was called PopArt ( art that used imageryfrom popular culture includingadvertising). The repeatedforms can be the can shapes,the gold logo, the white andred of the labels- there is a lotof repetition.
Emphasis on VarietyWhen artists emphasize variety, theyare usually exaggerating differencesrather than similarities.
BALANCEBalance refers to the distribution ofweight in artThe actual or apparent weight in theelements of a compositionBalancing the formal elements of art
BALANCEThe equalization of weight, attention, and thevarious art elements in an image or designArtists achieve visual balance by one of threemeans:1. Symmetrical Balance2. Asymmetrical Balance3. Radial Balance
Fig. 3.7, p.73POLYKLEITOS.Doryphoros(c. 450–440 BCE). Roman copy after bronze Greek original. Marble.6’6”.
Actual Balance and PictorialBalance1.Actual Balance- means that thepiece of art is literally balanced. Itcan stand upright on its own.2.Pictorial Balance- refers to thedistribution of the apparent orvisual weight of the elements inworks that are basically 2D.
ISAMU NOGUCHI"Red Cube"1968painted steel
Symmetrical BalanceSymmetry -refers to a similarity of form orarrangement on either side of a dividing line or plane.Symmetrical Balance -the whole of the work hasa symmetrical feeling.Asymmetrical balance -when the variations tothe right and left side of the composition are morethen slight, yet there remains an overall sense ofbalance.

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Professor
Goff
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Relative direction, asymmetrical balance

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