- Arts and Design
7 Principles of Design
art principles of design
There are 7 principles of design that are the language of creating, defining & understanding art.
The 7 Elements of Art are the language of art, while the 7 Principles of Design are the fundamental facets of art composition. Knowing and appreciating the Principles of design are essential for the creation of successful visual expression. By utilizing the Elements and Principles, an artist can accurately portray the intended visual concept. It also gives one the ability to accurately discuss an artwork by identifying those structural elements that were used in the creation of the artwork.
The Principles of Design are the building blocks of artwork. Much like the construction of a building, you first have a foundation, then you add walls, windows, doors - PIECES PARTS. For example, to add emphasis, variety and unity to an artwork, you can add pattern, rhythm, contrast, etc. to create a cohesive and successful piece of art. Knowing and comprehending these principles, one can more easily have an informed and interpretive discussion about other artwork.