Principles of design By: Kaethe weinert

Repitition - repeated elements of art: shapes, color, textures, lines, forms, values.
Movement - how the elements are arranged to direct the viewers eye throughout the art. Could be in a "V" "X" "T" shape or an organic line.
Balance - What does it mean for a piece of art to be "Balanced"? How do we make art Balanced (types)?
Variation - The elements in art need to be varied but harmonious. Ex. Different width lines, various selection of sizes with the shapes, different shades of a color, etc.
Dominance - Also called "Emphasis" or "Center of Interest." One aspect of the picture needs to stand out. This might be done though contract of size, color, value, texture. This is the most "eye-catching" part of the picture.
Ecomony - This is purposefully leaving aspects of the original image OUT as you draw or paint in order to allow the Center of Interest to stand out and to create the Line Movement you desire. Find examples of art that has purposefully left out parts of the image to direct the eye accorningly.


Created with images by cliff1066™ - "Red Rose Cantata, 1973, oil on canvas by Alma Thomas" • gfairchild - "movement" • ejaugsburg - "environmental protection nature conservation ecology" • kevin dooley - "Variations on a sunset #3: Fractured" • pedrosimoes7 - "Paula Rego's Museum" • FirmBee - "office tax business"

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