Movement and Rhythm
Movement and Rhythm in Art
Movement and Rhythm-
Definition: Movement- Showing action and excitement in your art by directing the viewers eyes around the picture plane.
Rhythm- A type of movement in art created by the repetition of shapes, colors and the alternation of lights and darks.Color provides movement by moving your eyes from place to place systematically in a picture plane. Shapes create movement by leading your eyes from smaller to larger areas, light moves your eye with the change in lights to darks and the differences in colors created. Lines create movement by directing us and it creates drama through where it goes in the art.
This sculpture is the dancing Shiva.
The artist is unknown but the painting exhibits movement by the variations in light and the horizontal lines moving back.
This Van Gogh painting is an example of movement because you can see the direction of the winds.
Starry Night over the Rhone
Another Van Gogh piece, in this piece of art you can see the water movement and the direction of the sky and water flow.