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Art Talk chapter 9 Formal Balance

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Art Talk, chapter 9 Balance:

Art Talk, chapter 9 Balance Art II created by Zoe Williams, 10-2007

Balance is the visual weight of an artwork. Balance is a principle of art.:

Balance is the visual weight of an artwork. Balance is a principle of art. Christ Church, Oxford Leaning Tower of Pisa This church looks balanced. There is equal weight on the right and left sides. This bell tower is unbalanced. Why do people want things to be and look balanced?

How do you know if something is balanced or unbalanced?:

How do you know if something is balanced or unbalanced? Check for a central axis . A central axis is a dividing line, the center of balance. A central axis may be vertical, horizontal, or appear as a point. E D 8

Formal Balance:

This is also called bilateral symmetry. Bi-lateral two sided Formal balance occurs when equal or very similar elements are placed on either side of a central axis. Formal Balance The Alamo, Texas

Formal Balance:

This is also called bilateral symmetry. Bi-lateral two sided Formal balance occurs when equal or very similar elements are placed on either side of a central axis. Formal Balance The Alamo, Texas not bilaterally symmetrical

Approximate symmetry?:

Approximate symmetry? Why does one of these faces look more natural than the other?

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Radial Symmetry Radial Symmetry

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Radial Symmetry Radial Symmetry

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Rad ial symmetry occurs when equal or very similar elements rad iate from a central axis point.

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Quiz time… In your sketchbook, number your paper from 1 to 10.

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The type of symmetry in which two sides of an figure are alike is called: radial symmetry bilateral symmetry biradial symmetry quadrilateral symmetry

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2. The type of symmetry in which there is a center point from which many different parts can extend from. radial symmetry bilateral symmetry unilateral symmetry biradial symmetry

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3. A central axis could be drawn horizontally through the capital letter T , True or False

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4. A central axis could be drawn vertically through the number 8 . True or False

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5. What type of symmetry does this image have? appropriate symmetry bilateral symmetry quadrilateral symmetry radial symmetry

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6. What type of symmetry does this snowflake have? true or approximate?

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7. What kind of symmetry does this dinosaur have? radial symmetry appropriate symmetry quadrilateral symmetry approximate symmetry

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8. Which houses have formal balance? Blue house Grey house Red house

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9. What is the central axis on this arrow? a diagonal line a horizontal line a vertical line a point in the middle

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10. Another term for a line of symmetry is: horizon line focal point central axis bilateral axis

Exchange papers to grade your quiz.:

Exchange papers to grade your quiz.

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The type of symmetry in which two sides of an figure are alike is called: radial symmetry bilateral symmetry biradial symmetry quadrilateral symmetry

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2. The type of symmetry in which there is a center point from which many different parts can extend from. radial symmetry bilateral symmetry unilateral symmetry biradial symmetry

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3. A central axis could be drawn horizontally through the capital letter T, True or False

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4. A central axis could be drawn vertically through the number 8. True or False

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5. What type of symmetry does this image have? appropriate symmetry bilateral symmetry quadrilateral symmetry radial symmetry

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6. What type of symmetry does this snowflake have? true or approximate ?

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7. What kind of symmetry does this dinosaur have? radial symmetry appropriate symmetry quadrilateral symmetry approximate symmetry

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8. Which houses have formal balance? Blue house Grey house Red house

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9. What is the central axis on this arrow? a diagonal line a horizontal line a vertical line a bilateral line

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10. Another term for a line of symmetry is: horizon line focal point central axis bilateral axis

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Please write the total correct over ten and return the test to its owner.