windowtoart "Fundamentals": Spatial Tensions Part 2 Foundations Choices
TENSION CREATES VISUAL EXCITEMENT
Along with Contrast ( Line, Texture, Size Relationships, Interval ) and Balance,(Symmetrical, Approximate and Occult Symmetry) the art element Spatial Tensions is a consideration we do almost automatically in planning a composition. Usually, we organize the components with one or two of these characteristics, like objects touching or overlapping each other. But there are other relationships as well, and our purpose now was to create a simple realistic, geometric or abstract composition that would involve all of them. They are:
Let's see some examples.
The way the concept words were interpreted was unique to each individual.
It's exciting to see the creative variations each person imparts in defining these spatial relationships and tying them all together.
Can you identify each of tensions depicted in these examples? Give it a try!
Oil pastels, yarn, colored paper,
Tempera, wallpaper, painted fabric,
|Rich with mixed media, well placed segments and lots of ideas, we'll see some other examples in Part 2, so please come and see some other exciting solutions.|
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