Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).