Balance - A Principle of Art

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Creating Balance in Art - Principles
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What are the 3 types of balance? Symmetric Asymmetric Radial
Symmetric and radial balanced artworks use _____ balance. Asymmetrical balance is quite different and is also referred to as _____ balance Formal Informal
_____ is just symmetry with a touch of variety. Elements on either side of a compositional axis are similar in size and shape and number but are not minor images of one another Approximate
_____ is symmetry in several directions. Visual elements are arranged around a central point in the composition, like the spokes on a wheel. Radial balance
_____ - nothing should be placed on the page arbitrarily. Every element should have some visual connection with another element on the page. This creates a clean and sophisticated look Alignment
_____ - items relating to each other should be grouped close together. When several items are in close _____ to each other, they become one visual unit rather than several separate units. This helps organize information, reduces clutter, and gives the reader a clear structure Proximity
_____ - repeat visual elements of the design throughout the piece. You can repeat colors, shapes and textures, spatial relationships, line thickness, fonts, sizes, graphic concepts, etc. This develops the organization and strengths the unity Repetition
_____ - often the most important visual attraction of the page - it's what makes the reader look at the page in the first place. It also clarifies the communication Contrast
What are the 4 steps to create balance in art? Size Color Position Texture and Pattern
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