Rhythm refers to how elements are repeated or how they change and develop. Rhythm can be described as either regular, flowing or progressive.
What does rhythm create in artwork?
Rhythm helps to create a focal point
Rhythm breaks down a composition so that it seems like different, separate pieces
Rhythm allows elements to work harmoniously with one another/
How are regular rhythms identified?
Lots of different elements are used in different parts of the artwork
Colours, shapes and lines are repeated to create identifiable patterns
The same colours, shapes and lines are used in a variety of ways all over the artwork
How can you spot a progressive rhythm?
The elements are evenly arranged
Organic shapes suggest movement
Similar elements are changed every time they are used
Which of the following is a feature of flowing rhythm?
Geometric elements are evenly spaced
Movement is suggested by organic shapes
Elements change slightly each time they are used
How can rhythm be seen in nature?
In the repeated pattern of the leaves and vines in a wallpaper design
In the repeated sections of a shell
In land art
If rhythms are repeated at regular intervals what does this help to create in an artwork?
What type of rhythm does William Morris use in his wallpaper design Evenlode?
What type of rhythm can be seem in Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie?
What type of rhythm is shown in Katherina Fritsch’s work Company at the Table?
Progressive rhythm, as the figures get smaller each time
Regular rhythm, as all the figures are the same
Flowing rhythm, as the patterned tablecloth runs for the full length of the piece
What type of rhythm is shown in Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2?
Regular rhythm, as the figure is walking down regularly sized stairs
Flowing rhythm, as it shows a natural, human figure
Progressive rhythm, as the shapes made by the figure change each time