Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pattern/Rhythm Principle

This Bob Marley illustration represents pattern and rhythm (repetition). There is much consistency found throughout this picture, as one can see symmetrical patterns, too. One sees two sets of orbiting stars and hearts at the top, repeating lines and shapes everywhere, and two sets of sun-like objects towards the bottom. These rhythms and patterns bring life to this inanimate object.

Contrast Principle

This photo clearly symbolizes contrast. One sees the black background with a piano opposing to the white lights, guitar, and the guitar player himself. This shows difference in colors and draws interest in viewers.

Emphasis Principle

This Grateful Dead picture represents the art principle of emphasis. The skeleton's hand and tickets are the focal points and dominate every other part of the photo. They [the focal points] draw the viewer's attention away from the body of water, the car, and the girls found in the mirror, and draw the viewer's attention towards the skeleton, his hand, and the tickets.

Balance Principle

This Rolling Stones photograph represents balance, specifically symmetrical balance. If one were to split this picture down the middle, he or she would find two men on both sides--all around the same height. Not one part of this photo overpowers another, which is why this is such a great example of the artistic principle of balance.

Variety Principle

This picture clearly represents variety due to the thirteen different album covers found in the photo. Each album cover has a different color scheme, different shapes, different textures, different forms, different lines and patterns, different contrasts, etc. The picture draws in peoples' attentions right away because of the huge variety of elements and principles.

Unity Principle

This picture is a great representation of unity in art. The photo looks complete, and there isn't any negative space, just positive space (space taken up by objects in the picture). All four members are balanced well and they are all colored in black and white. There is nothing else one needs to search for in this photo, because everything is right in the front.

Movement Principle

This picture of legendary guitar player, Slash, clearly represents the principle of art, movement. Action is implied in this photograph hence Slash's hair swaying away from his scalp in mid-air. Both his hands are in positions for playing guitar, so one can infer that he has been/is playing for a while.

Color Element

This poster symbolizes the last element of art, color. In this picture, one sees many colors, both primary (red, blue, and yellow) and secondary (orange, green, and violet). The letters and group members in this photo contain warm, cool, and neutral colors. These colors also help the picture to stand out more and make it easier to read, too.

Texture Element

This picture clearly illustrates the artistic element of texture. Matisyahu's beard stands out from the rest of everything else in the photo and looks scraggly and unkempt. Implied texture is found in this photograph because the actual picture itself has no texture.

Form Element

This Led Zeppelin album cover represents form because the main piece of the cover, the blimp, is three-dimensional. The picture consists of real form and form that is perceived from illusion.

Line Element

This picture (The Beatles-Revolver) represents line by the four members' hair designs. Each of them have actual lines for their hair (and different types of lines--straight, wispy, curly, etc) along with their noses, lips, eyes, and other facial features. Lines are found everywhere in this album cover, which add to the uniqueness and creativity of this picture.

Shape Element

This Pink Floyd album cover clearly represents the art element of shape. In this picture, one sees a two-dimensional triangle in the center. One may also see another triangle inside of the center one.

Value Element

This picture is a great representation of the art element, value. Value deals with tints (lightness) and shades (darkness), and this Cat Stevens album cover has a very light tint to it. It's just colorful enough to portray the significance of value.

Space Element

This picture represents the Space element of art because it shows the gap between The Who group members while also illustrating the big rectangular prism in the center dividing both sides of empty land. The picture consists of a lot of negative space (distance between objects).

Monday, March 30, 2009