The Holy Family on Steps by Poussin (oil on canvas, 1648) is a great example of asymmetrical and symmetrical elements. It's a classic example of balance in Western art. Do you see the triangle form by the bodies?
Now look at the light hitting Joseph's foot (on the right) and draw a light to the top of Mary's head and you might see it better. I can't imagine the time and planning that goes into some pieces. Artist might be perceived as being "less" compared to lawyers or doctors (for example) but they are pretty "genius" in my book.
There are actually seven principles of design and I hope to have them down before our next chapter(s) test.
Another Reason I love October:
08) The Boys of Summer become the Men of October aka the World Series. Now don't hate me, but baseball is
Now, back to my Film paper. (I know, I need to get it done!)