What is Rhythm

TEXTILES AND DRESS DESIGNING

Rhythm is a very important art principle. According to Beitler and Lockhart,’a sense of order, a quality of gracefulness, a feeling of easy movement’ – all lead to a principle of design; which is called as “rhythm”. Rhythm is related movement or the sense of leading the eye from one part of a design to another in an easy, flowing manner.

Rhythm is organized movement in continuity. It occurs in regular, repeated movement and also in variable transitional movement. Rhythm may be defined as a form of movement. But not all movement in design is rhythmic. Rhythm means an easy, connected path, along which the eye may travel in any arrangement of lines, forms or colours.

Rhythmic movements can be achieved through repetition of shapes, progression of sizes, continuous line movement, radiation and gradation

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