Art Gallery: Principles of Design

You will be adding descriptions of the principles of design you observe in the artworks in the art gallery. The purpose of this unit assignment is to demonstrate that you can apply what you learned about design principles to your gallery artworks.

  • Complete the 5 Design Principles slides (#6, #9, #12, #15, #18).
  • Provide a detailed description of the design principles in each artwork, using full and complete sentences. For design principles, make sure you describe how the artist used most or all of the ones in Chapter 4: unity and variety, balance, emphasis, directional forces, contrast, repetition and rhythm, and scale and proportion. Questions to consider are included below:
    • Unity: what elements work together to make a harmonious whole?
    • Variety: What creates diversity?
    • Balance: Is it symmetrical or asymmetrical?
    • Emphasis: What is the focal point?
    • Directional forces: What are the paths for the eye to follow?
    • Contrast: Where do you see contrasting elements in the artwork?
    • Repetition and rhythm: Is an element repeated?
    • Scale and proportion: Are the objects in proportion to each other?
  • You do not need to cite a source if it is your observation. Only cite a source if you are using information that someone published. Be sure to use APA formatting for all outside sources and if needed they can be added to the reference slide.
  • YOU WILL ONLY BE PROVIDING CONTENT FOR 5 POWER POINT SLIDES

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