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Symmetry

Symmetry

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore symmetry as an element of composition.

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Terms to Know
Asymmetry

Lack of equivalence or similarity between parts.

Axis

An imaginary line that divides an object.

Balance

When elements of a composition carry equal weight, or create harmony. A composition can be asymmetrical and balanced at the same time.

Bilateral symmetry

When two halves of something are exactly the same.

Dynamism

The illusion of movement in a composition.

Symmetry

The quality of having exactly similar parts facing each other across an axis.