formal balance

formal balance

Designs that are almost always characterized by symmetrical elements.
See also: Balance
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What would experience give her after all, except a kind of ridiculous formal balance, like that of a drilled dog in the street?
The Malddugi dance included the formal balance and connection of three principal elements of the cosmos including heaven, earth and humans.
Each of Wermers's terrazzo pieces seemed to have been selected with an eye to color harmonies and formal balance, and, if we are to believe the titles, to the artist's mood.
In addition to their incredible dynamism, though, her images manage to convey a sense of order, a formal balance that seems rooted in her use of abstract elements.
These shell trees come in several sizes, making them perfect for grouping, although they certainly stand on their own and display formal balance when in pairs.
In formal balance, a real or an imaginary median runs through the center of the composition, with all the shapes, colors and lines on one side being a mirror image of the other side.
Some industry insiders will tell you that a formal balance sheet is no big deal.
With the site located on the 'natural land' side of this fringe condition, Llinas knew that achieving formal balance with a unified object building (as seen at the library) would have been problematic, without imposing the sort of dominant figure that would have been inappropriately conspicuous against the mountainous backdrop.
Informal and formal balance were easily distinguishable.
This can be a good idea since formal balance is often ruined by something like two Dracaenas refusing to grow at the same rate.
Such crucial aspects of the work as the trajectory of rhythmic acceleration a nd deceleration in the first movement (ultimately imparting a sense of exhausted struggle), the precise formal balance between the two primary sections of the last movement, even the tight melodic interrelationships connecting many themes (whether within movements or across them)--all these turn out, upon examination, to have been subject throughout to much alteration, or to have emerged only after much preliminary experimentation.

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