Rythms, Repetation and Movement

  1. What is rythm.

    Rhythm is like pattern, in that the same elements (i.e.shape, line) are repeated; however, with rhythm there are slight variations in the pattern. Rhythm is easily perceived but complex and subtle. Think of  water on a beach; it  continually breaks on the shore in lines that are repeated,  yet each one is different.

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the example of rythm pattern

Rhythm is most easily understood within music. Rhythm represents our desire for order. Rhythm is like our own heartbest; it gives us a sense of the pulsing of life.

example of rythm in visual art

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Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night    Saint Rémy, June 1889.
Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4″ (73.7 x 92.1 cm).


2. what is Repetation

Repetition refers to one object or shape repeated; pattern is a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement; rhythm–is a combination of elements repeated, but with variations

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repeatation in organic pattern

3. What is movement

Using art elements to direct a viewer’s eye along a path through the artwork, and/or to show movement, action and direction. Also, giving some elements the ability to be moved or move on their own, via internal or external power.

In a still picture such as a painting or photograph, where nothing is actually moving, various strategies can be used to give the viewer a sense of movement and speed, or to move the viewer’s eye through the work. These include lines, diagonals and unbalanced elements; blurring; placement; direction; and motion lines and afterimages.


source: http://flyeschool.com/content/elements-artdesign-and-principles-designorganization



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