Pattern, Rhythm and Movement in Art

The worksheet is worth 20 points. Use your favorite research tools and provide your best answers. You will need to download the Pattern_Rhythm_Movement_worksheet, fill it out and hand it in. Below is what is on the worksheet.

Pattern, Rhythm and Movement in Art

Use your choice of a research tool and answer the following questions all specific to art.

1) What are two rhythmic routines you have experienced in your own life?

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2) In John Biggers’ painting Shotguns, Fourth Ward, at first glance, the pattern seems identical---each home has a woman standing on the porch, each woman holds a miniature house, an urn sets on each porch, etc. Look carefully at the painting and find three differences. http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/bruner/image.asp?id=502

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3) Define the word rhythm in artistic terms.

4) In what other art forms can rhythm be found? Explain one of these in detail.

5) What is visual rhythm?

6) Name three visual rhythms that you can observe in life.

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7) Look at Figure 8.3. The rhythm of the horses pulls your eyes through the painting. Where does the movement start? From what direction does the viewer get drawn through the artwork?

8) When discussing visual rhythm, what is a “beat”?

9) Name three different beats in the watercolor, Afro-Emblems by Woodruff Hale. https://www.courses.psu.edu/arth/arth497c_jhr11/abex.html

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10) What is a motif?

11) Do motifs have to be exactly alike or can they have variations?

12) When talking about matching 3-D designs in sculpture and architecture, what word is used instead of motif?

13) Provide a definition specific to art for pattern.

Other resources

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