Saturday, December 8, 2012

THE PRINCIPLE OF VARIETY IN ART

To use variety is to combine elements that differ in shape, form, color, line, or texture. Another way to create variety is to use assorted sizes or to change direction. Variety adds interest, but too much of it can become too "busy," creating chaos. The acrylic painting below holds together well while still exhibiting variety.
Design Principle, Variety
Collage/Painting by P. Guhin, Private Collection
Reprinted courtesy Stackpole Books.
The simple diagram here shows the use of various sizes, shapes, and patterns.
variety
VARIETY


1 comment:

  1. Appreciate the lesson, the diagram is a great visual help

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