About This Website
Dynamicsymmetryart.com is an online resource for the serious artist or photographer who wants to master the art of composition and improve their visual literacy skills. Unlike so many other contemporary art and photography websites that offer the same repetitive tips, tricks, and "rules," dynamicsymmetryart.com is about separating fact from fiction, exposing the painter's secret geometry, and providing easy-to-apply design techniques for anyone that has a strong desire to create masterful art.
The classical skill-based design techniques mentioned on this website, and in the free PDF book The Art of Composition: A Dynamic Symmetry User's Guide for the Modern Artist, have been employed by master artists for hundreds of years. To learn more about Dynamic Symmetry in art, click here.
- James Cowman -
Art and Photography Design Consultant
Painting above, "A World of Possibilities" by Anna Rose Bain, designed in a root 2 Dynamic Symmetry rectangle. The vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines are precisely calculated on the divisions of the root 2. Additionally, the artist is using a limited number of directions, called a gamut, to create a visual rhythm throughout the design. Juliette Aristides refers to this as "visual music."