Principles of Design in Classical Mythology

You will be adding descriptions of the principles of design you observe in the artworks you placed in your art gallery. The purpose of this unit assignment is to demonstrate that you can apply what you learned about design principles to your gallery artworks.

For design principles, make sure you describe how the artist used most or all of them: unity and variety, balance, emphasis, directional forces, contrast, repetition and rhythm, and scale and proportion. Questions to consider are included below:

Unity: what elements work together to make a harmonious whole?

Variety: What creates diversity?

Balance: Is it symmetrical or asymmetrical?

Emphasis: What is the focal point?

Directional forces: What are the paths for the eye to follow?

Contrast: Where do you see contrasting elements in the artwork?

Repetition & rhythm: Is an element repeated?

Scale & proportion: Are the objects in proportion to each other?

Needs all five pictures done. Does not need to be paragraphs, just a few sentences each.

Study Guide…

Links to the pictures are listed below

The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne – Annibale Carracci- 1597 –…

Jupiter and Juno – Annibale Carracci – 1597 –,_Rome.jpg

Primavera – Sandro Botticelli – 1482 –…

Calumny of Apelles – Sandro Botticelli – 1490s –…

The Death of Actaeon – Titian – 1559-1575 –


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