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Rhythm depends largely upon the elements of pattern and movement to achieve its effects. The parallels between rhythm in sound/ music are very exact to the idea of rhythm in a visual composition. The difference is that the timed "beat" is sensed by the eyes rather than the ears.

Jegori Koski's Visualizations of Musical Rhythm
Like Lambie, the Paris-based Jegori Koski of Finnish origins (1947) associates his work with music.

HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Rhythm Rhythm
The regular or ordered repetition of dominant and subordinate elements or units within a design.

rhyton - An ancient drinking horn, typically made from pottery or metal, and frequently having a base formed to represent a human or animal head, or a mythological creature.

The regular or ordered repetition of dominant and subordinate elements or units within a design.
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Rhythmic Groups of Linear Designs: Sections A-C
41 plates (plates 199-239)
A.8 ...

rhythm. Intentional, regular repetition of lines of shapes to achieve a specific repetitious effect or pattern.
rubric. A guide for judgment or scoring; a description of expectations.

When the regular repetition of particular forms or elements occurs in a work of art, that work is said to have rhythm. It suggests motion.
Secondary colors
Orange, Violet, Green. Each color is midway between the Primaries from which it can be mixed.

RHYTHM the controlled movements found in all good design, they can be established through the use of any of the elements of design--lines, areas of light and shade, spots of color, repetitions of shapes and spaces, or textures surfaces.

A principle of art referring to a way of combining art elements to produce a look and feel of action or to cause the viewer's eye to travel over the artwork in a certain way.
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rhythm: refers to a way of utilizing art elements to produce the look and feel of rhythmic movement with a visual tempo or beat.

Relief Rhythm, 1966
Yaacov Agam (Israeli, born Palestine, 1928)
Painted wood
16 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (42.2 x 48.9 x 9.5 cm)
Gift of William Benenson, 1991 (1991.402.3)
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris ...

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Main articles: Timing (linguistics), tone (linguistics), and Pitch accent
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rhythm - a sense of an actual or implied movement existing within some form of organized pattern.

A principle of design. Rhythm involves the repetition of elements to create the illusion of movement.
A work of art in three dimensions (i.e., with height, width, and depth) that is meant to be seen from all sides.

Repetition of visual elements such as lines, shapes, or colors that may suggest movement.

The rhythmical construction of fragments is also a principle of the "Bodenskulptur" The sequential order of the seemingly-similar parts alludes to the duplication resulting from industrial mass production: yet the repetition of the shapes is effected not in the manner of industrial production, ...

The rhythm of the whole composition flows from left to right. Eve grasps the apple boldly, Adam greedily, but in misfortune he seems greater than the woman. He knows that through his fall God, who was near to him, has become inaccessible and remote.

Movement /
Repeated shapes, lines, or colors create movement and rhythm in a composition.

Autumn Rhythm: Number 30
The main title of this year's Mellon Lectures, ''Pictures of Nothing," is from an essay by William Hazlitt about one of his contemporaries, the early nineteenth-century English painter J.M.W. Turner.

Relief Graphics - Relief graphics are graphics in which the image to be reproduced is left high enough above the block so that the ink applied will lie only on the relief portion ...more info
Rhythm - In art, rhythm is allied to movement and relies on repeating units, patterns, shapes, ...

"The section on rhythm in his conclusion to On the Spiritual in Art reveals much about Kandinsky's philosophical approach, whereby every phenomenon in nature, not only in music but also in painting, has its own structural rhythm.

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The 'strong graphic rhythms, zoomorphic imagery, and myths of man-beast transformation in the art of these cultures had made a deep impression [on Pollock]' [9] ...

But one can show one's students to some extent what style means in drawing; the rhythmical line of Botticelli, Ingres and the Oriental masters, the veracity and clarity of Holbein, the structural drawing of Durer, to name only a few masters.

While elaborating different aspects of the Symbolist doctrine, Bely maintained that rhythm was the most essential category for prose writer. Bely's fame rests primarily on the large novel Petersburg, first part of which having been written within 2 weeks in 1912.

Kandinsky - When Art is A Rhythm
Malevich did not leave Russia as had many of is contemporaries such as Anton Pevsner, Naum Gabo and Kandinsky. Wassily Kandinsky was a revolutionary artist.

The story is developed continuously without interruptions and has a rapid, compelling rhythm. This is no longer a simple chronicle but a great and moving epic poem.

The feature differentiating that of the years about 1400 from the others is the soft pictorial quality, conveyed, first and foremost, by the decorative rhythm of the folded draperies.

It had its roots in literature with poets such as Baudelaire believing ideas and emotions could be conveyed not only through the meaning of words but also in their sound and rhythm.

But the general rhythm of the picture, its composition framework, may compel me to show the round shape as a square. When you come to think of it, I am probably a painter without style.

If the underpainting is like a base rhythm in music, then the overpainting is like the solo. The underpainting gives a context in which the paint-strokes of the overpainting become more resonant and powerful. When properly done, overpainting does not need to completely obscure the underpainting.

Naive - A childlike style of painting, employing bright colours and strong, rhythmic designs. It can be the work of self-taught artists with no formal training, and is less technical in approach.

Hofmann's accentuation of contrasts between various design elements and Muller-Brockmann's exploration of rhythm and tempo in visual form are high notes in the evolution of the style. In addition, the new style was perfectly suited to the increasingly global postwar marketplace.

In printing and drawing a free and rhythmic use of line to accentuate design. It is seen at its best in Japanese wood-block prints and Chinese scrolls. Also, fine, stylized handwriting using quills, brushes or pens with ink.
Closely woven cloth used as a support for paintings.

pen flourished initial: An ornamental initial characterized by abstract, rhythmic patterns, usually drawn in red or blue ink. Pen flourished initials were especially common during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
See also illuminated initial
Compare with other types of illuminated initial.

Comment on the arrangement of colour and the idea of rhythm throughout the composition.
Do you think that Pollock's Untitled (Green Silver) is orderly or disorderly or both? Give reasons for your answer.

Although his angular Late Gothic taste sometimes appears, he endeavored, whenever theme permitted, to attain rhythmic, graceful movement and unity of composition; and while he never thought of casting aside his own sentiment in favor of a strange one, ...

The Bridge group experimented with the expression of linear rhythms. These experimentations led to his abstraction style of painting.
The first abstract painting appeared in 1910.

principles of the visual arts: concepts such as balance, harmony, rhythm, tension, and contrast, achieved in an art work by organising and arranging visual arts elements.

One of the most important characteristics of the style is a dynamic, undulating and flowing, curved 'whiplash' line of syncopated rhythm.
Hyperbolas and parabolas were used in art. Conventional moldings seem to spring to life and 'grow' into plant-derived forms.

Paris. Group of artists related to Cubism and concerned with proportion and geometric rhythms.

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Raphael is known as a master of Madonna painting, and probably painted hundreds of different variations. "Madonna of the Chair" is a lovely example. It's masterful design incorporates a series of rhythmic curves which echo the circular frame. The chair post serves to stabilize the composition.
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sometimes that the Dadaists and the Futurists, including the Duchamp brothers were creating such revolutionary work only a couple years after Braque and Picasso introduced Cubism to the Paris art world in the midst of the First World War. Joseph Stella also reverberated the Futurist sense of rhythm ...

In the same year the artist painted a picture entitled Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angels, Tones and Colors, and a Portrait of Felix Fénéon. The abstract patterning of the background had some part in the development of Symbolism.

" Degas was interested in their movements and postures, the patterns and rhythms of their work. Degas, de Goncourt continued, had gone about "speaking their language, explaining to us technically the downward pressing and circular strokes of the iron, etc...." ...

His painting techniques also changed over the two decades he worked as an artist. Adriaen used a diverse color palette and his colors defined depth and dimension in his paintings. He was particularly talented in blending his tones to create a natural rhythm and harmony.

The theory that there is not a single "intelligence" but rather that there are eight intelligences: verbal-linguistic, mathematical-logical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist.

as a reaction to the literal representation of subjects preferring to create more suggestive and evocative works. It had its roots in literature with poets such as Baudelaire believing ideas and emotions could be conveyed not only through the meaning of words but also in their sound and rhythm.

His works are a perfect example of non-representational art in that they do not seek to represent any particular natural forms that we would be able to recognize. He felt that his paintings were an enactment of nature instead of a picture (or representation) of it. He sought to capture the rhythm ...

you must experience the artwork for yourself, and understand it in your own way. Because of this, it takes a heightened sensitivity to both create and appreciate abstract artwork. Just like music is patterns of sound, abstract art is a harmony of patterns and rhythms of color, form and/or line.

emotional connotations of the bright Fauve colours a relief from the mediocre Impressionism he practiced; his companion Raoul Dufy developed a rather carefree ornamental version of the bold style that suited his own personal aesthetic nature; and Georges Braque created a definite sense of rhythm and ...

The English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley perhaps the most controversial Art Nouveau figure due to his combination of the erotic and macabre created a number of posters in his brief career that employed graceful and rhythmic lines.

abstract in their use of simplified forms, the other elements of their composition are applied quite traditionally. Interchanging lines, colours, patterns and textures, that switch from geometric to freehand, dark to light, positive to negative and plain to patterned, advance and recede in rhythms ...

- including co lour, dimensions, line, mass, medium, scale, shape, space, texture, value, and their corollaries - and secondary features which are the relations of the primary features with one another - including balance, contrast, dominance, harmony, movement, proportion, proximity, rhythm, ...

features which are not a matter of semantic significance -- including color, dimensions, line, mass, medium, scale, shape, space, texture, value; and the principles of design under which they are placed-- including balance, contrast, dominance, harmony, movement, proportion, proximity, rhythm, ...

If there have occurred differenceson some points, it was essentially within the rhythmic scope of theintegral whole, in itself a least disputable element of objectivevalue. The others, they whom we no longer meet, can they say as much?

Also see Aboriginal art, art brut, attention, attitude, effort, expression, expressive qualities, focus, gestalt, meaning, memory, monotony, motivation, naive, paint-by-number, pattern, perception, pique assiette (also called picassiette), point of view, primitive, rhythm, Stendhal syndrome, ...

In his later pictures, full of contrasts, tense rhythm and very much down-to-earth, he carried on with the style of Munkácsy (Before Storm). The art of János Tornyai showing life in the country relied on Munkácsy's style: Tornyai even asked for the master's advice in Paris.

See also: See also: Painting, Movement, Composition, Expression, School

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