Relief panel Temple of Vishnu India p 122 Compositional unity repetition of the

Relief panel temple of vishnu india p 122

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Relief panel. Temple of Vishnu, India p. 122 Compositional unity repetition of the human forms Conceptual unity religious idea Gestalt moment the image and idea have unity and the whole meaning is built by the parts
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Variety (p. 122+) Variety is A collection of ideas, elements, or materials About uniqueness and diversity Invigorating
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Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1955–9. Mixed media with taxidermy goat, rubber tire, and tennis ball, painting (on floor) 42 x 63¼ x 64½”. P. 123 Variety through media Idea artist sees himself as an outcast rebel
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Album quilt, probably by Mary Evans, 1848. Appliquéd cottons with inkwork, 9 x 9’. p.124 Variety can unify (variety of quilt squares in an organized pattern) Connection to scrapbooks
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Balance Balance is a principle of design referring to the arrangement of visual elements to create stability in an artwork.
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Balance Areas of art have visual weight Visual weights are typically balanced
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Balance There are three balance arrangements: Symmetrical Asymmetrical Radial
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Symmetrical Balance Mirror image (or nearly) if cut in half Natural connection due to human bodies being symmetrically balanced - content/uploads/2011/09/squish- painting4.jpg
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Ritual container from Gui, China, Shang Dynasty, 1600–1100 BCE. Bronze, 6¼ x 10¾”. p. 125 Patterns that mirror each other The meaning of this motif is mysterious, but it may symbolize communication with the gods
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Symmetrical
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Asymmetrical Balance Different visual “weights” on each side
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Muqi, Six Persimmons , Southern Song Dynasty, c . 1250. p. 126 Asymmetrical balance to reflect on life and spirituality Counteracts the visual “heaviness” (due to value) of the right side by placing one shape lower on the left
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Radial Balance Equidistant from a central point and repeat in a symmetrical way Can imply circular and repeating elements Often seen in architecture or religious art
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Andrea Palladio, plan of the Villa Rotonda, Italy, begun 1565/6. p. 127 Four views of the surrounding countryside from a single vantage point Repeating elements around central point
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Amitayas mandala created by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Tibet p. 127 Sand painting shows a diagram of the universe Act of meditation, taking days, destroyed after
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PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS Interactive Exercises: Click the image above to start the interactive exercises Chapter 1.6 Unity, Variety, and Balance Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields NOTE: Internet access is required to view this material For Unity, Variety and Balance
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Before we get started What do you remember from Monday? 02/25/15: Wednesday, Color Wheel due 02/27/15: Friday, Possible gallery tour 03/02/15: Monday, Gallery Assignment due 03/04/15: Wednesday, Midterm 03/09-03/15: Spring Break 04/01/15: Wednesday, Museum Paper due
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2.6 Film/Video and Digital Art (p.
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