Principles of Design

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gerard Hoet, late 17th century - early 18th century

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gerard Hoet, late 17th century – early 18th century

Balance: In this artwork the background, which is the room, is balanced. This is due in part mainly because of the symmetry in which the rooms design is most likely based around.  Along with this balance, I feel a sense a balance with the people in the room as well. While there are more people on the left of the picture the woman on the right, the one who takes up the  most room, seems to counteract this with her sense of importance. The picture just gives me the feeling that she is worth that many people or is very important. This makes me believe that there is a balance as her presence makes up for the lack of people.

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Sebastian Conca, 1720

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Sebastian Conca, 1720

Emphasis: In this picture, there is a great emphasis put onto the center of the piece by using color ad value. The light source that seems to come from the middle shows that what is happening in the middle is very important, while what is on the outside is very minimal i importance. The bright blue clothing also draw the viewer’s attention to the center, thus emphasizing the event even more.

Landscape with Lake and Boatman, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1839

Landscape with Lake and Boatman, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1839

Figure Ground: This image shows the figure ground principal in the scenery, specifically the trees. In the picture the land blends together to the point that unless you look closely, it is hard to tell things apart. However the trees are easy to identify due to the fact that they are up against the sky. The background outlines the trees making the shape of them more clear than they would have been if they were against more trees.

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Contrast: In this picture the majority of the canvas is a shade of green causing it all to shade together. However, in the corner there are bright red shapes which highly contrast with the rest of the picture. This use of contrast instantly pulls the focus of the view to the small red shapes, despite the whole picture being there.

Corner of the Garden, Alcazar, Sevilla, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, 1910

Corner of the Garden, Alcazar, Sevilla, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, 1910

Rhythm: In this artwork, rhythm is displayed in the way the bushes move across the painting. As you look at the painting, you can see that the bushes seem to create a path that your eyes instinctively follow across the page. That Feeling if being drawn along the picture is due in part to it’s rhythm.

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Unity: This artwork displays unity in two different ways. The first way it displays this principle is due to the fat that the entire image is made primarily of the same triangle shape. Secondly, all of the shapes are pointing upward in the same direction. Both of these things give the piece a large sense of unity.

 

 

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