Yuri, Kirsten, Jaleen

What is Rhythm?

Rhythm is all around us. We most commonly recognize it in music as a beat or tempo. Although rhythm, in art, is a visual beat.

Rhythm and Emotions

We can easily observe that music can effect our emotions by the tempo of the music. Soft and slow music can make us feel saddened, whereas upbeat and loud music can make seem happy. Same goes for a rhythm in artwork. With the right flow of the brush or idea, it can effect our moods entirely.

Rhythm and Color

A single color can effect us greatly, and when the right colors are put together in a composition the result can go in any direction. Rhythm plays a great part in colors as well. In the picture below, the light colors indicate happiness. Depending on the person, it might remind a person of Easter or spring.

Famous Artists

Many famous artists use rhythm to impact their piece. Artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and many others.

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh (seen right) is an excellent example of movement and rhythm.

Rhythm in Everyday Objects

We may not even notice that rhythm has taken an impact on us. Culturally, architecturally, and in many other ways. When done right, buildings can obtain rhythm. Hotel Liesma (seen left) embodies rhythm.

Rhythm and It's Impact on Culture

Every culture is different with different beliefs, ideas, and traditions. Though when looked from a different stand point, it gives a sense of unity and emotion to a painting or song to everyone; giving it a sense of movement. It gives the painting or song more emotion.

Rhythm in Nature

Rhythm can occur in many places, like how we mentioned before. Though can it occur in nature? Of course it can! There are many places on Earth where movements and rhythm is naturally occurring.