Tuesday, 25 June 2013

the mirror model

The breakdown and classification of the subject matter. 
The only way to apply the three laws of rhythm, balance, interchange is to study and classify the consistencies exhibited by the subject matter, classify and group them into primary elements, and then apply the principle to each prime element.
Visual perception
Consistencies of visual phenomena, is defined by what we always visually perceive, and is broken down into 3 primary elements that is applied to the dimension, scale of space.

a. line

b. shade

c. colour

shape is the product of line, shade and or colour applied to dimension, scale of space.

d. shape line

e. shape proportion

f. shape scale
line is the supreme prime element of visual perception, visual phenomena can be voided of colour, or shade but line stays constant, lines can be perceived as line or shape, lines that cross or meet ends form shape, if not it stays a line, therefore the shape of the line or/ the line of the shape can be emphasized.
That is why there is two different sets for line application with four in each set, if the line of the SHAPE is emphasized the aesthetic effect is not effected by the scale in which it exists,
If the shape of the LINE is emphasized, the aesthetic effect is influenced by the scale of the line relative to the scale in which it exists.
The secret to visual aesthetics where line, shade or colour is the subject matter itself, is to create the perception of debt, dimension and scale, using line, shade or colour to do this, making the invisible [space] just as important as the visible [ line, shade, colour ] think of music, the space\time between notes defines the tempo and rhythm, without silence there can be no music, literary.
Invisible space defines visual identity, the colour, and shade of your physical profile does not define your individual profile, but the space, proportions and shape of your profile does.

1. line.

Consistencies that define the elementary make up of line.

a. line gender [male\ female]

b. line angle

c. line distance.

Male and female line both have line angle and line distance, therefore male and female lines are only different relating to each other, and is grouped into 3 primary elements, line gender, angle, distance.
The difference between male and female lines is the line distance compared to the shortest distance between beginning and end of line, the line distance of a female line is always greater than the distance between beginning and end of line, the line distance of a male line is always the same as the shortest distance between beginning and end, this measurement is also used to define the female line curve degree
Enhancement and compliment.
Unrelated groups of elements enhance each other, related groups of elements compliment each other.
Line enhancement.
Black and white is the salt and pepper on the table of visual aesthetics, black and white compliment each other but together the shades black and white enhance line.
Variation in line thickness compliments the perception of lines, and creates the perception of debt, distance\ scale.
a. The shape of the line
[relative to space] meaning that the aesthetic effect of the creation is effected by the scale and dimension in which the creation exists, relative to the scale and dimension of the creation itself.
Line gender defines shape in a line, angles compliment shape not line, therefore female shape
lines should not have angles, line gender compliments the shape of the line, there is 3 basic primary elements defining shape of a line

a. female

b. male

c. male and female lines together.

b. Shape
The line of the shape. [Not relative to space] meaning the surrounding space has no effect on the aesthetic qualities of the shape, an object is defined by the scale, dimension and lines that make it, to create an aesthetic shape the laws of creation has to be applied to each prime element of shape
1. line [not relative to space]
a. Line gender
b. Line angle
c. Line distance
2. scale [relative to space]
3. dimension \proportion [relative to space]
2. Shade\ tone
Tones definition between black and white with no bright hue. White has a bright hue but with no hue variation, the 2 constants of colour definition is 1. bright hue and 2. hue variation, as white has no hue variation it does not conform to colour definition.
Black\ white, grey and brown is the different primary elements of shade types, but because tone variation is emphasized, can black and white not be used, as it has only one variation each, dark and light.
Black and white is used everywhere to enhance colour and line, black enhances the hue of a colour, and white enhances the colour of the hue, while complimenting grey and brown related tones.
Shade\ tone application is divided into male and female applications, female shade fades from one area to another into a lighter or darker tone on a surface area.
Male application is constant with no tone variation.
Enhancement and compliment
Tone variation enhances shape, black and white compliments related tone variations.
Rhythmic, balance, interchange is applied to 3 basic primary groups in tone\ shade emphasis

1. tone of the shade

2. male application

3. female application

3. Colour
There is 7 different colour types using a bright hue as a reference, [cyan is a variation of blue] the 3 primary colours blue, red and yellow. And the source of the 3 primary colours is white, and from the 3 primary colours ,3 secondary colours, green, purple and orange, plus the ‘odd ball’ colour pink the seventh colour, and of these 7 colours all in a bright hue, 11 different hue variations, in light and rich hues, except for pink [no rich hue],red [no light hue] and yellow [no rich hue] 18 different variations in colour type and hue variation from one source, bright white.
A bright hue is therefore a reference when defining the nature of colour, all colours have a bright hue, with light and rich hue variations, white is essentially a bright and not light hue, because if it was in a light hue, the colour red would have a light hue variation, which is why pink is the oddball because it is not created by combing 2 different primary colours, like all the secondary colours, pink exists with it’s own bright hue making it an identifiable colour type, brown, grey and black is not defined as colour because they have no bright hue.
Enhancement and compliment of colour
Black compromises bright and light colours, while enhancing rich colours, and rich and bright hues, white compromises the colour of rich colours while enhancing the colour of bright, light colours and light hues.
If black and white is used together with colour, only colours in a bright hue are used.
Different colours have different hue dynamics, and different hues compliment different colours.
Rich hues compliment red, purple
Bright hues compliment yellow, orange
Light hues compliment blue[cyan], green and pink
Any colour composition should not have more or less than 2 related hue variations [colour tones] if only one hue is used the hue of the colours is emphasized, and not the colours of the hues, if three hue variations are used the tone\shade is emphasized not the colour.
The colour of the hue or the hue of the colour can be emphasized
a. Related colour type enhancement
Red with purple and orange
Yellow with orange and green
Blue with green and purple
Pink with blue and green
Pink with orange and yellow
Orange with red and yellow
Green with blue and yellow
Purple with red and blue
b. Opposite colour type compliment
Blue and orange
Red and green
Yellow and purple
Pink and green\blue
Each primary has a secondary colour relative with the same nature and behaviour, blue and green,\ red and purple,\ yellow and orange, except for pink.
Pink originates from red, has the same nature as yellow, with no rich hue, and the behaviour of blue, as a light hue compliments their appearance.
With the related colour type enhancement the related colours should be in the same hue.
The application rhythmic, balance interchange is applied to 3 basic primary groups of colour

1. related colours

2. unrelated colours

3. hue of the colour

a. light

b. bright

c. rich

Visual aesthetics
Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

If a man takes a random survey of people’s favourite song or musical composition, the answers will be different, because musical tastes differ, but if that same man jumped randomly on a piano everyone would agree that it is noise!

These natural laws are just references, illustrating constant, opposite and interrelated variations in natural laws of creation, interrelated variations uses the Fibonacci sequence as a reference, but can move up and down the sequence depending on free will 

        MALE  LINE
1. all the lines are straight
2.  all the line angles are random
3. all the line distances are the same

                         FEMALE LINE
1. the female curve degree is always the same
2. the line angles are always random
3. there is always an interrelated variation in line distance.

1. the line angles is always the same
2. the line distances is always interrelated
3. the line gender is always the same, male or female [ interrelated female curves]


                            LINE  DISTANCE
1. all the line distances is the same
2.  all the line angles are random
3.  always interrelated variations of female line

Shade tone
1. the tone of the shade is always the same      [light, mid tone, or dark]
2. male and female shade application is used
3. the shade [grey, brown] or  colour type is the same

Male shade
1. the shade application is always male
2.  the tone variation is interrelated
3.  the shade or colour type is the same


        Female shade
1. the shade application is always female
2.  the tone variation is interrelated
3.  the shade or colour type is the same.

Colour type enhancement
1. colour type
2.  related colour application
3.  interrelated hues

Colour type compliment
1.  primary colour type
2.  opposite primary colour application
3.  interrelated hues

1. all the colours in the same hues
2.  the colour types  unrelated
3.  hues is applied with related shades

         LINE SHAPE
There are two different sets of line shape application.
Line shape uses male and female lines, no angle interchange, female curves are used to change line direction, and lines never cross, these sets of line application is effected by scale and dimension of space in which it exists.

a.    Line shape
1. interrelated  variation in curve degree of female lines.
2.  Both male and female lines are used.
3.  Interrelated line distance of lines

b.    Line shape
1. Female lines with the same curve degree
2.  both male and female lines are used
3.  interrelated  variation in line distance

Line gender application lines cross, but both line genders is not used together
c.     Male shape lines
1. lines is always straight
2.  random line angles
3.  interrelated variation in line distance

d.    female shape lines
1. only female lines
2.  random curve degrees
3.  interrelated variation in line distance

e.    shape scale 
1. the scale [ 2-d] surface area is the same
2.  unrelated shape proportions
3.  interrelated variation in line distance

f.       shape scale
1. interrelated variation in scale of shape
2.  unrelated shape proportions
3.  line distance the same

The application of proportion is divided into two sets, shapes with the same proportion can overlap each other, the lines of the shapes with interrelated proportions must not overlap.
a.    shape proportion
1. the shape proportion is the same
2.  interrelated variation in shape scale
3.  line gender the same [ interrelated variation in line distance and curve degree]

b.    shape proportion
1. interrelated variation of shape proportions
2.  interrelated variation in shape scale
3. line gender the same [ interrelated variation in line distance and curve degree]  

Art work examples by various great artists, most notably by Picasso, interestingly and not surprisingly Picasso’s most recognised and popular paintings closely follow the rules of visual aesthetics as defined by the laws of natural creation, and although some of the visual examples don't follow the rules of the model exactly it is close enough, these artist was not aware of the model and achieved this using instinct alone.
The natural laws of creation is the balance between chaos and order, where regularity and variation can co-exist, the same laws create harmony, melody and rhythm in music, aesthetic perception, or perceptions appealing to our senses alone is not really personal taste when self aware consciousness naturally gravitates towards these laws, irrelevant of free will, we where created by nature and is sub-concisely wired to find these laws appealing, the laws of creation is absolute and offers an objective definition of aesthetic qualities compared to the many subjective definitions of free will.
Schaun Mc Arthur
 picture by
Ranford Anderson