CHAPTER THREE

SEEKING BALANCE

“A form gives me an idea, this idea evokes another form, and everything culminates in figures, animals, and things I had no way of foreseeing in advance.”

—JOAN MIRÓ

finding and creating balance in your art is essential not only for the art itself, but also for the viewer. An unbalanced piece of art contains tension and confusion. The viewer’s eye is forcefully drawn to the more weighted areas, which ruins the flow and overall composition of the piece. A well-balanced piece of art has a clean, open, and well-constructed composition. The viewer’s eye moves effortlessly from one area to the next, allowing them to pause on certain areas of interest as they wish, without being inadvertently forced to a particular focus ...

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