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The art of using materials to transform ideas into a real object. A three-dimensional form that is not utilitarian.
An element of art. The path of a moving point through space. Has width. texture, direction, color, and length.
An element of art that refers to emptiness. It's the area above, below, around, between, and within an object.
a principle of art concerned with equalizing forces, or elements in a work of art,. Art elements become the visual forces or weights.
when equal, or very similar, elements are placed on opposite sides of a central axis. often the two halves are identical, mirror images of each other.
balance of unlike objects. it relies on artistic arrangement of objects to appear balanced. it is more complex than symmetry.
a large object close to a dominant area can be balanced by a smaller object placed further away from the dominant area.
size and contour
large shapes appear heavier than small shapes. several small shapes can balance a larger one. an object with complex edges appears heavier than one with single edges. a small complex object can balance a large simple object.
high intensity color has more visual weight than low intensity color. our eyes are drawn to bright color. a small area of bright color is able to balance a larger area of a dull, neutral color.
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