Art can make you feel happy or sad, serious or silly, excited or sleepy…art can make you feel anything! Artists use certain principles when they create their artwork. Do you know what a principle is? A principle is a basic truth or law.
An artist uses the Principles of Art when making their art. When I look at a work of art, I try to find all the Principles of Art an artist may have used in their work. Balance, pattern, emphasis, contrast, movement and rhythm, unity and harmony are all Principles of Art.
I think of an artist like a musician. When an artist uses these principles their artwork sings to me!
What do you feel when you look at an artwork?