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Radial Design & Symmetry. Symmetry is where one part of an image is balanced or mirrored by the other side. radial , radiate , and radial balance - Radial means anything of, relating to, or arranged like rays. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Radial Design&Symmetry

  • Symmetry is where one part of an image is balanced or mirrored by the other side.

  • radial, radiate, and radial balance - Radial means anything of, relating to, or arranged like rays.

  • This means images which seem to start in the center and move outwards in all directions simultaneously.

    A star, the iris around your eyes, a wheel with spokes, and a daisy (among many other plant forms) are examples of radial balance.

  • Nature contains an abundance of radial symmetry and balance, from plants to water swirling down the drain.

  • Artists also have used symmetry, from old cathedral windows

  • to watermelons!...

  • As an artform, radial symmetry is commonly found in the works of mandalas, such as the sacred sand paintings by Tibetan monks.

  • From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand, ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan this art is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means "mandala of colored powders." Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. When finished, to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists, the colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

  • Mandala painting has inspired contemporary artists to create many of their own radial images.These are by an artist known as Aya.

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