Symmetry

Symmetry - Symmetry refers to visual elements mirrored to the other half of the surface or form, in the case of 3-dimensional objects. Symmetry requires an axis by which the mirroring occurs. This axis can be vertical (left-right mirroring), horizontal (top-bottom mirroring), or diagonal.

Rotational symmetry refers to a variation in symmetry that allows for more than one mirroring of visual elements around a central point, rather than an axis. A kaleidoscope is an example of rotational symmetry.


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Symmetry (vertical axis)


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Symmetry in architecture: reconstruction of the Parthenon (vetical axis)


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Claude Monet. Misty Morning on the Seine, Mauve. 1897.
Symmetry (horizontal axis)


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Claude Monet. Pathway in Monet's Garden at Giverny. 1900.
Symmetry (vertical axis; symmetry does not have to be 100% identical across the axis)

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Radial Symmetry (horizontal and veritcal axis)



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