Assignment #2

January 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm (Principles of Design) (, )

This work exemplifies balance

This work exemplifies balance

This work shows balance. It does this by contrasting different objects with opposite visual properties across the sides of the painting. On the left is a dark bottle which extends upwards. This is contrasted on the right with a white cloth which extends downward. Additionally on the left are fruits and onions which are complex in terms of shape. This is contrasted with the plain wall on the right side. Thus balance is created.

This work exemplifies proportion

This work exemplifies proportion

This work uses proportion to create an impressive and imposing piece. In person this sculpture is huge, as it sits a man might come up to its shoulder, its fists are the size of watermelons. When one approaches it they are struck by its size which constrasts with the huddled pouting appearance and hairless features which creepily resemble a baby. These aspects make for a very interesting sculpture.

This piece exemplifies rythm

This piece exemplifies rythm

Rythm here is created by pattern and line. The petals create a pattern and the naturally occuring lines in the flower gives us an easy path to follow with our eyes, either from the edge of the piece into the center of the flower or reversing that from the center of the flower outward.

This picture exemplifies emphasis

This picture exemplifies emphasis

This picture uses emphasis by creating pattern and then breaking it. The tanks in a line clearly form a pattern. However the pattern is stopped by a lone student. Our eyes are immediately drawn to this breakage in pattern. Proportion is also visibly at work here.

This work exemplifies unity

This work exemplifies unity

Since unity can be defined as the synchronistic use of all the elements and principles of design it is hard to summarize however pattern plays a key role. Pattern is developed by the regular spheres. This pattern is broken and manipulated to create emphasis and the implication of a face. Many elements of design can be observed here to especially changes in value which help create the women’s face from apparently disseperate objects.

P.S. if you put your mouse over each picture it will give the author and title of the piece.

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