ART HARMONY & UNITY PRINCIPLES & ELEMENTS IN COMPOSITION : Use Repetition of Colors and Shapes to Create Unity in Your Drawings
To summarise, harmony is really a dynamic equilibrium where extreme unity leads to under-stimulation, and on the other end of the sprecturm, extreme complexity leads to over-stimulation.
Unity is often created through repetition, or what I’ve defined previously as rhythm. Rhythm focuses more on the actual repeated use of these elements, where unity focuses more on the entire system; how well each piece contributes to the whole and how well all the pieces blend together to support the design.
We can create harmony with color to help us build a particular relationship between the colors on the palette. When colors are harmonized the relationship that is established allows the colors to work together, sharing something in common. This painting by, Balthasar van der Ast shows total harmony in all areas.
In the blogs and other art circles, we see the words harmony and unity talked about like a chef discusses salt and spices, but often I see the two words used interchangeably and they shouldn't be. Each is a distinctive result of something which has been accomplished by the artist during the process of composing and painting.
Will it not be nice to know how to mix colors well before spending all that money on tons of different colors?
Here is a list of multimedia art activities that can be used to explore the theme of unity.
According to Vincent Van Gogh, “Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.” The vibrant colors found in my images demonstrate the beauty of the natural world and aim to provide an uplifting visual experience.
Look at the examples of artwork that are using repetition of shapes and color to create unity and harmony in their artwork.
The Elements Of Art used to create the artwork should appear to create a "whole" image, not just a series of independent Elements. Artists use certain Elements Of Art over again and again to create a sense of Harmony. Using related colors, repeating lines and shapes and themes will also make the work appear Harmonious. When you look at a work and sense that the piece is complete, you can appreciate the importance of Unity.
Achieving unity in your compositions will only result from practicing, knowing and selecting the right visual elements and using the best principles of design to relate them.
The one thing that makes this photo appealing to the eye is the colors. It's what we call a monochromatic scheme (different values of one color). The color is also blue, which is a cool color and cool colors are known for being relaxing. Based on this can we conclude that this photo is unified or harmonious? If so, why can we?
Color is used to build unity between the elements that make up the composition. Unity establishes a relationship between the elements within the composition.