Making an attempt to evolve your own compositions.
The principles, based on which the two-dimensional compositions "look" interesting can be very well explained by making students aware the about Gestalt theory of visual perception, the theory of visual illusion, and the philosophical meaning of "image in the mind". The psychologists have also contributed a lot in this field of visual perception. It is very interesting to learn about the process of forming an image in the

The students are asked to make use of paper strips, different shapes cut out of coloured papers against the background of white or black. Or they can be simply asked to sketch compositions by mere lines based on the following principles.

mind and also to learn about the physiological process of "seeing". The process of making compositions of the given elements starts with, manipulating the object and ground. Simple repetition and rhythmic repetition is, the commonest technique, adopted by new as well as seasoned designers/artists. Variation in repetition has given rise to focal point. Parallelism, and radiation bring a sense of visual direction to the composition. Play of the foreground and the background can create visual illusion. To harmonise the various

Design ApplicationRhythm
Radiation 3D effect
Focal point
Illusion of background and foreground

  elements of variety is actually difficult task. The representation of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional paper, creation of depth and the effect of light and shade are also common techniques adopted by visual artists to make the composition look interesting. After doing an exercise of abstraction, students are asked to make their own compositions.







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