Marks and Remarks
Food for the Mind and Eye

No. 0012, February 1, 2015

DEPT. OF FINE ART


Patterns

     Pattern: an orderly (that is, predictable or repeating) arrangement of elements. The degree of predictability or the accuracy of repetition must be sufficiently high to make the pattern perceptible and recognizeable. In other words, there is no pattern where no pattern can be seen. Patterns can be dull as dishwater when they are highly regular and totally predictable. Or they can be exciting with new possibilities when they include unexpected and surprising variations. The latter variety we call Art with capital A. (The lower case "a" art refers to a skill set as in "the art of pencil sharpening".)

     Below we present a set of fine Art patterns to illustrate the point. Each image balances order and chaos to engage and challenge the viewer's powers of pattern recognition and appreciation. "And 'appreciation' is the key word here," notes Prickles. You got it. Otherwise, why bother?




Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Comments to ftme@frontier.com
(The Ed will post and may respond to selected comments, if any)


INDEX TO ALL M&Rs


PREVIOUS

NEXT