The Seven Principles Of Art

1012 WordsSep 14, 20165 Pages
Throughout this chapter it demonstrates the involvement and understanding of the seven principles of art. “The principal of art are the guidelines or the organizing factors in the visual arts that help artists to create designs and control how viewers likely react to art images and objects.” The topics that are included in this chapter are unity and variety; proportion; balance; emphasis; pattern and repetition; rhythm and movement. All of these topics demonstrates how they tie in with one another to create a piece of art. To elaborate more on the topics discussed throughout this chapter, I will first discuss unity and variety. The difference between the two, variety refers to change and unity is what connect the different art elements. Variety is the art principle involving change, “it can be also defined as opposing, contrasting, or diversifying elements in an art to add interest”. Unity is the art principle that make all art elements come together as a team. To emphasize more on unity and variety, there are several ways to show how it ties into art. For instance, using a design over and over to create a rhythm or harmony is called repetition. Elements being placed in art to satisfy the eye of the beholder is called harmony. The topic of a work of art is called theme. A position held on one element compared to another is called proximity. Lastly but not least, the difference between two or more things is defined as contrast. The next principle of design, I’ll discuss
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