Thursday, December 16, 2010

Balance Beam

Horizontal and vertical lines used in combination communicate stability and solidity. Rectilinear forms with 90-degree angles are structurally stable. This stability suggests permanence and reliability.

My previous post titled Uneven Bars I think this definition applies.
Diagonal lines convey a feeling of movement. Objects in a diagonal position are unstable. Because they are neither vertical nor horizontal, they are either about to fall or are already in motion.

These definitions are from Elements of Art off the JP Getty web site.

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