Glossary Term: Balance

  • 07 Apr 2008 13:32
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Balance is one of the principles of art which describes how artists to create visual weight.

Artists think about how to make their works balanced by using elements such as line<, shape and color. There are several ways to balance an artwork:

Symmetrical balance
Symmetrical (formal) balance means both sides of an imaginary line are the same.
Asymmetrical balance
Asymmetrical (informal) balance means each side of an imaginary line are different yet equal.

Radial balance

Radial balance means lines or shapes grow from a center point.

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