ART RHYTHMS PRINCIPLES & ELEMENTS IN DESIGN COMPOSITION : Use Rhythms & Patterns to Create Interest in Drawings
The word rhythm is here used to signify the power possessed by lines, tones, and colors, by their ordering and arrangement, to affect us, somewhat as different notes and combinations of sound do in music. And just as in music, where sounds affect us without having any direct relation with nature, but appeal directly to our own inner life
When a system of marks are placed next to one another in a repetitious pattern, it creates a visual "rhythm". This keeps the eye moving around the painting and can help add excitement or playfulness to the finished painting.
The page here provides terms with visual examples to the steps in the process. Start simple and work with each of the seven elements of visual art and design - line, shape, form, space, value, texture, color. Use one step and vary elements. Combine steps and keep the elements the same. Go crazy until you either run out of time or you have found the perfect solution. You will probably run out of time, but you will also have a very good solution as a result. Perhaps not perfect, but better than you would have reason to expect.
Take a look at this definition of Rhythm in Art. As noted in the definition, it can be likened to rhythm in music, and can be said to be a "patterened repitition" What do you think?
Rhythm is when Elements placed in a predictable arrangement create a tempo or beat.
This Powerpoint Presentation that you can view online, describes the five kinds of patterns and rhythms: regular, random, alternating, flowing, and progressive and has a short quiz at the end
Rhythm and Pattern in Photography (Applies to Other Art and Drawings as Well)
Photography is an art; an art to capture the object into an artistic photography work. Photographers have an art soul and spirit that can capture the objects into an artistic photography work whether it is a panorama style; sport style; fashion style; black and white style or what ever the style is; they have the same art soul; the art of photography.
Patterns and Repetition - Artistic Tools for Better Photography - This article covers the topic of repetition and several of the different elements that help turn chaos into art. Subjects like size, shape, patterns and creating a "spot" are all addressed creatively. He boldly states that patterns are to photography, what rhythm is to music. Included are interesting photo tips that can improve any photographer’s quality to the next level.
Rhythm : Basic Principles of Design - Nearly anything in a Web design can be repeated to create a rhythm to your designs. You can repeat a headline multiple times for emphasis, repeat an image across the top of your design, create a patterned background with repetitive elements, or repeat a style throughout the pages of your site to provide consistency.
Rhythm and Art: Elements of Art - Students will learn about the three elements of art: line, shape, and color.
Rhythm, Pattern, Color, and Texture in Art and Poetry - In this lesson, students will discover the meaning of "rhythm," "patterns," "color," and "texture" through the performance and modeled analysis of a class "symphony." Students will also evaluate the impact of each element on the whole work and note personal reactions and connections to this art form. Students will then work in small groups to apply the same elements and personal evaluation and connections to a historical work of visual art. At the end of the lesson, students will reflect on ways these two experiences are similar.