Active/Passive

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The most active area in a composition is called a "focal point" or entry point. Active and passive areas help to establish visual hierarchies: where the eye goes first, second, and so on. Sometimes a composition is entirely active, sometimes it is completely quiet. Frequently, it is both quiet and active. These pins have been posted solely to promote awareness of design principles and elements through commentary and critical analysis.

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Johannes Vermeer 1632-1675, The Art of Painting. Vermeer uses single-point perspective to guide the viewer from foreground to background. The studio area in the center and right express the most active area in the composition. The curtain's foot is the most passive area. If the curtain's foot were any brighter and thus more active, the entry into the composition would be far more challenging.

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The most active area in this composition is the green and blue structure. After that, the adjacent type on the left, the red logo and the museum name above it that are both located at the bottom, and then the repeated gray line on the left and light green type near the top are regressively intensive and relatively passive. Howard Schneider, designer. Visual Hierarchy, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Red Logo, Henri Matisse, How To Stay Healthy, Unity, Composition, Typography, Exercise

The most active area in this composition is the green and blue structure. After that, the adjacent type on the left, the red logo and the museum name above it that are both located at the bottom, and then the repeated gray line on the left and light green type near the top are regressively intensive and relatively passive. Howard Schneider, designer.

Active/Passive relationships occur on 3 levels in this painting by Samantha Fields. Headlights produce the primary zone of visual entry. The muted rain drops are passive in comparison, yet remain relatively active when compared to the black stillness. Moon Art, Moon Moon, Visual Hierarchy, Wordpress, December, Moon Painting, Nocturne, Blue Moon, Pintura

Active/Passive relationships occur on 3 levels in this painting by Samantha Fields. Headlights produce the primary zone of visual entry. The muted rain drops are passive in comparison, yet remain relatively active when compared to the black stillness. A contrast of scale exists between the smallish display of bright headlights and the background/foreground of the surrounding space.

"K VII" by László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian), Tate Modern, London - Bauhaus School Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Bauhaus Art, Bauhaus Painting, Bauhaus Design, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Illustration Art

The red line, the blue rectangle and blue lines are quite active compared to the yellowish square, tinted blue rectangles and lines throughout. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, artist.

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