- Emphasis & Subordination
- Directional Forces
- Repetition & Rhythm
- Unity within Variety
Arranging parts to achieve a state of equilibrium between forces of influences.
'Examples:* Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial
Interaction of contradictory elements. Expresses the duality seen in opposites.
Examples: Large & Small, rough & smooth, thick & thin, light & dark, organic & geometric
Emphasis & Subordination
Establishing centers of interest which focus the viewer’s attention. If all the elements are given relatively equal weight, there will be no emphasis.
Both implied and actual, they help guide the eye and mind movement of the viewer. They can also bind the work into a single entity.
The size relationship of parts to the entire work, and each to the other. Very often associated with figural art.
The real, apparent size of an object seen in relation to other objects, people, its environment, or the proportions of the picture plane.
Repetition & Rhythm
The recurrence of a design element coupled with a certain order to the repetition. Provides continuity, flow, direction forces etc.
Unity within Variety
The force operating within a work of art which can give it the appearance of oneness or resolution. The consistency of the concept.