Harmony

Agreement; accord. A union or blend of aesthetically compatible components. A composition is harmonious when the interrelationships between its parts fulfill aesthetic requisites or are mutually beneficial. As a principle of design, harmony refers to a way of combining elements of art to accent their similarities and bind the picture parts into a whole. It is often achieved through the use of repetition and simplicity. Excessive harmony leads to monotony, boredom. Relieving this may be elements of contrast; even of dissonance.





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Art Theory

Use of Materials

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Panel

Luster

Colorist

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