Dominant/Subordinate

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Contrasting proportions of visual elements make things interesting, especially when there is one clearly dominant amount and at least one clearly subordinate amount of that element. It could be about a composition's direction; about its color balance; the ratio of orderly things vs. random or chaotic things – the possibilities are vast. These pins have been posted solely to promote awareness of design principles and elements through commentary and critical analysis.

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This composition is dominantly vertical in its direction and subordinately horizontal. The color palette is dominantly red/pink, subordinately gray, yet the arrangement of forms exudes a large interest in the creation of balance, culminating in the polka-dot focal point in the upper center. Robert Rauschenberg (2006).

A sense of magnetic attraction (tension) is on display as the smallish capsule shape and the larger circle wander close enough towards each other to nearly merge but far enough away to build a captivating tension. Project Abstract, Abstract Art, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Art Beat, Multimedia Artist, My Art Studio, Photocollage, Mark Making, Art Plastique

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The organic blasting of splatters is countered by the geometry of the working area or the picture frame. even the wall itself. In the end, it becomes an issue of contrasts. Pollock Paintings, Stone Roses, Famous Art, Girl Meets World, Jackson Pollock, Museum Of Modern Art, Beautiful Paintings, Amazing Art, Moma Nyc

Jackson Pollock | MoMA

American, 1912–1956. In 1947 Jackson Pollock arrived at a new mode of working that brought him international fame. His method consisted of flinging and dripping thinned enamel paint onto an unstretched canvas laid on the floor of his studio. This direct, physical engagement with his materials welcomed gravity, velocity, and improvisation into the artistic process, and allowed line and color to stand alone, functioning entirely independently of form. His works, which came to be known as “drip…

Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins and Frank Foster Prestige Designed by the esteemed Reid Miles with Andy Warhol. (Warhol’s mother actually supplied the hand-written script). A lesson in graphic design. Cover Art, Lp Cover, Vinyl Cover, Andy Warhol, Greatest Album Covers, Music Album Covers, Book Covers, Design Graphique, Art Graphique

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Dominantly geometric letters, subordinately organic letters. Dominantly black, subordinately blue. Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins and Frank Foster (Prestige 7053)

Color palette: dominantly red, subordinately white and subordinately Ms. Audrey Hepburn by Richard Avedon. San Antonio, Richard Avedon Photography, Audrey Hepburn Born, Face Photo, Barbie World, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Famous Women, Famous Faces, Beautiful Actresses

Subordination can populate any composition when contrasted to the visual weight of one dominating element. For example, this image's color palette is dominantly red due to the apparel and lip color; subordinate white background; subordinate hue of skin tone, subordinate gold necklace (yet strong enough to act as an "accent"), and subordinate dark brown hair. Audrey Hepburn by Richard Avedon.

“Birch Tree Forest” by I. Spadecaller “Birch Tree Forest” by I. Birch Tree Mural, Birch Tree Decor, Birch Trees, Oak Tree Wedding, Tree Artwork, Tree Paintings, Pine Tree Tattoo, Aspen Trees, Tree Illustration

"Birch Tree Forest" by I.M. Spadecaller

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Overlapping can create depth, transparency and the very dynamic shaping of negative space. Color Balance, Negative Space, Unity, Create, Design, Chart, Design Comics

Dominantly horizontal direction, subordinately vertical direction.

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