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Culture Whisper: Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern [STAR:4] Sonia Delaunay Yellow Nude 1908 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes © Pracusa 2014083 Tate Modern: Female Artists With the brooding Marlene Dumas exhibition across the hall, Tate Modern unveils the latest in a series of blockbuster shows to celebrate little known female figures in modern art who have been sadly sidelined.

Culture Whisper: Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern [STAR:4]

Next in the limelight is Sonia Delaunay, the fiercely inventive artist who crafted vibrant textiles and thrilling paintings of modern life, but is best known as the co-creator of a new form of abstraction called Simultanism with her husband Robert. This new exhibition is a riot of colour and pattern across Sonia Delaunay's enormously varied practice, from fine art painting to furniture to fashion. There's only one explanation, unlike her highly theoretical husband, Sonia could multitask.

Sonia Delaunay, Rhythm Colour no. 1076 1939, Centre National des Arts Plastiques/Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, on loan to Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille © Pracusa 2014083. Understanding Formal Analysis. The elements of art are components or parts of a work of art that can be isolated and defined.

Understanding Formal Analysis

They are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The list below describes each element of art. 3 Design Layouts: Gutenberg Diagram, Z-Pattern, And F-Pattern. Several layout patterns are often recommended to take advantage of how people scan or read through a design. 3 of the more common are the Gutenberg diagram, the z-pattern layout, and the f-pattern layout.

3 Design Layouts: Gutenberg Diagram, Z-Pattern, And F-Pattern

Each offers advice for where to place important information, but I think these patterns are often misunderstood and followed without thought to what they really describe. I want to walk through the what and why of each pattern and then offer something else that gives you as a designer more control over where your viewer’s eye moves across your design. The Gutenberg Diagram The Gutenberg diagram describes a general pattern the eyes move through when looking at evenly distributed, homogenous information. Read that last part again. The pattern applies to text-heavy content. The Gutenberg diagram divides the layout into 4 quadrants. Design Principles: Connecting And Separating Elements Through Contrast And Similarity. Advertisement Similarity and contrast, connection and separation, grouped and ungrouped are all ways to describe the varying sameness and difference between elements.

Design Principles: Connecting And Separating Elements Through Contrast And Similarity

Based on the information they carry, we’ll want some elements to look similar, to indicate that they are related in some way. We’ll also want to show that some elements are different and belong to different groups. Key to showing both is the visual characteristics of elements and their relationships. If two elements are related in some way, then they should show similar visual characteristics. Note: This is the third post in a series on design principles. Primitive Features How do you show contrast and similarity between elements?

Primitive features3 are the intrinsic characteristics or attributes that an element might have. Principles of Design: Movement. Rhythm and Movement Rhythm refers to the way your eye moves throughout a picture.

Principles of Design: Movement

Some pictures move you throughout in a connected, flowing way much like a slow, stately rhythm in music. Other pictures move you from one place to another in an abrupt, dynamic way much like a fast, staccato rhythm in music will give you the impression of movement. Rhythm in art is created by the repetition of elements. Similarity of elements, or flowing, circular elements will give a more connected flowing rhythm to a picture, while jagged, or unrelated elements will create a more unsettling, dynamic picture.

Look at the two images above. . [1] Matisse, Henri. Principles of Design. Medicine Show IVJack Levine The emphasis of this artwork is the man selling medicine in the center of the painting.

Principles of Design

He wears a white tuxedo shirt and vest that makes him stand out from everyone else. He is also larger and more central than any other figure in the artwork. Principles of Design. Design in Art: Balance and Contrast Tutorial. Balance Balance in art refers to the sense of distribution of perceived visual weights that offset one another.

Design in Art: Balance and Contrast Tutorial

We feel more comfortable--and therefore find it more pleasing--when the parts of an artwork seem to balance each other. Imbalance gives us an unsettled feeling, and that is something that for most artists is not the desired effect. Some artists, however, deliberately disturb our sense of balance. Portrait sculpture of a Zen priest, Muromachi period (1392–1573), 14th–15th century Japan Lacquered wood H. 40 1/2 in. (103 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art Purchase, John D. Image Source: Portrait sculpture of a Zen priest [Japan] (63.65) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Principles of Design. The 7 Components of Design. Before solving complex design problems you need to understand the basic components of design at your disposal.

The 7 Components of Design

Much as a musician seeks to understand pitch and rhythm, melody and tempo, a designer should seek a greater understanding and control over: Continue reading A house divided against itself cannot stand—Abraham Lincoln. 19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance. Imagine a boulder leaning too far over the cliff’s edge.

19 Factors That Impact Compositional Balance

Seeing that boulder you think it should come crashing down the mountainside. Twenty-First Century Art and Design. Learning a new language includes the tools of that language, and the Elements are like those tools that a builder keeps in his (or her) tool belt.

Twenty-First Century Art and Design

How you use those tools in the making of things is where the Principles come in. Instead of the builder, you are the composer, or arranger of your composition. When you make art you get to play Creator, and everything in the Universe that you create is designed and composed by you. How will you lead the viewer’s eye through your creation? How will you keep their attention? Composition (taken from Princeton Online’s Website) Module 5.

Proportion and scale

Elements and principles of design: 2 - drawing and painting notes. In the previous post I dealt with the elements of design, trying to define them and to show how they relate to each other. This post is an attempt to do the same with the principles of design. Perhaps we should begin by asking what is meant exactly by principles of design? What do they do? Multimedia Interface Design. Good interface design is the key to good interactive multimedia, it will captivate the user and guide their eyes and interaction the way the designer intended.

The very first thing the end user sees of your multimedia presentation is the interface design. This visual is their first impression, which, as we all know, first impressions are usually the ones that last the longest. Your Interface is your opportunity to interact with and impress the user. Therefore you need to make your interface design; Appealing, Easy to understand, Intuitive to interact with. No matter how clever or ingenious your CD-ROM or website may be, if the interface design doesn’t work for the user, they may become annoyed or impatient with it and give up on your program, before they get a chance to see the real benefits of it. Art and Design, Learning to Differentiate Them. Disciplines like illustration, Graphic Design and Fashion Design have always been considered as lower forms of art. Think of them as ugly and deformed cousins that the high arts have to hide away in the cellar and deny with shame.

We decided to deconstruct the very elements and principles taken into account in the creation of Art and Graphic Design, and compare their output to see how really deep is the breach between these two means of human expression. Are they really so far away? Is it fair judgment, or mere intellectual snobbism to consider Warhol Art, but to classify Milton Glaser as a mere commercial designer? Is an artist more talented than a designer? The Project Gutenberg EBook of Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures by Henry Rankin Poore.


Today's Art Class: Asymmetrical Square class results. This was an interesting class, building on classes we've done before devoted to square paintings, but taking us a bit farther along in understanding asymmetrical balance. Above is my painting, not really done as a demonstration but painted during the class time.

This photo, taken from Google Street View, shows you the static and dynamic balance of symmetry versus asymmetry. Today's Art Class: Asymmetrical Square class results. The 8 Elements of Composition in Art. METAL BLOG: NEWS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MP3s AND MORE: Crustcake Interviews: Justin Bartlett aka vberkvlt. As part of our unfailing committment to champion the best parts of a culture we hold dear, we here at Crustcake are expanding our coverage ov Thee Metal Musick to metal culture, writ large. Metal's aesthetic – be it dreadlocked, corpsepainted, bullet-belted, Viking-horned or otherwise – is as integral to the scene as the metal itself.

Microsoft Word - vocabulary.doc - vocabulary.pdf. Percy Principles of Art and Composition. Percy Principles of Art and Composition Percy Principle #1 - Avoid a sore thumb. Homework Help - Art: Visual Arts: Principles & Elements of Design. Visual Arts: Elements and Principles of Design. Microsoft Word - vocabulary.doc - vocabulary.pdf. Elements and Principles of Art and Design. Definition of Movement: is the path the viewer’s eye takes through the artwork, often to a focal area. It can be directed along lines, edges, shapes and color. Using Value. DYNAMIC RANGE OF VALUES There are differences between how we see values in our experience and how the artist depicts those apparent values. Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades: What's the Difference? A lot of us use the terms hue, tint, tone and shade when referring to color in art, but did you know each of these terms has a very specific meaning? For a painter, knowing the difference between them all is important when communicating concepts in your painting.

More importantly, you can use this knowledge for color mixing, helping you figure out how to mix just the right colors from your paints. Hue is a term that seems more complicated than it is. A hue is just a color. Hue. An image with the hues cyclically shifted in HSL space The hues in this image of a Painted Bunting are cyclically rotated over time. Computing hue[edit] Color, Value and Hue. Color is one of the most powerful of elements. It has tremendous expressive qualities. Visual Arts: Elements and Principles of Design.