Sample Art Paper on Principles of Design

Principles of Design


Balance is the first principle of design noted on the piece of art. There is a visual equilibrium achieved. The various elements of the drawing are proportional. The concern here is that there is a relationship between all the other objects in the same design which is standard. The elements are arranged equally on the central axis to achieve balance in the drawing. Besides, the eye follows a regular arrangement of motifs that result to a rhythm on the drawing. Rhythm results to predictability over the piece of art. The point of focus for the drawing is well achieved through the isolation of the primary element covered by a neutral background in the picture. The piece has also observed unity given that the whole image is coherent, and all parts are working together.

Journal: Classical Buildings

The Parthenon stands out as one of the greatest global cultural centres; it is a symbol of ancient Greece that the government has recently put a lot of effort to have it restored. Its architect stands out having been constructed in 447 BC to 432BC by Iktinus and Callicrates and further designed by Phidias. In our own time, Schermerhorn Symphony completed in 2003 will be remembered as a classical. It will be recognized due to its refined architectural design of high quality.

Discussion: Are usable objects a piece of art?

The Louis Tiffany lamp fails to achieve the objective of art since it is still usable. Utilitarian objects do not qualify to be classified as art since it does not fulfil the aim of art which is to be primarily appreciated for its impact on individual’s emotions and beauty all the same. Though Tiffany’s work may be unique, it fails to qualify as an art.