Art Critism


The House My Father Built

Sadik Alfraji


Principles of Design

  • Balance/Unity-The asymmetrical balance in this image is the man on the right and the house on the left.
  • Emphasis-The attention is towards the black figure on the right because he is larger than any other thing in this picture and he is all black.
  • Movement/Rhythm-The movement is towards the people in the house because the black figure is looking down on them.
  • Pattern/Repetition-All the black figures around the picture seem to be the same person.
  • Contrast-The house and the man on the seem to be the two parts of this art make you think.
  • Variety-The black man on the right gives you that feeling that he is watching the house while he people are in it.

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