Art Term Tuesday-Balance

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Today’s art term is BALANCE.
Balance is one of the principles of art. There are three types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial. 
Symmetrical balance is based on a centerline where each element is repeated on each side. The human body has symmetrical balance. 
Asymmetrical balance is based on having various elements repeated throughout the artwork to create a type of evenness. Both sides of the artwork do not need to be exactly the same. 
Radial balance is based on a central point with the elements going out from that central point. A windmill has radial balance. 


Here is an example of a radial design by M.C. Escher.

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