Symmetrical Balance in Art: Definition & Examples


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Symmetrical balance is also often called:

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1. A symmetrically balanced image is weighted _____ on either side of the center of the image.

2. Because of its structured and equally balanced nature, symmetrical design is perfect when the desired effect is a sense of _____, clarity, and consistency.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different techniques used in art for achieving a desired effect on the viewer. One of these techniques is called symmetrical balance, and these quiz questions will go over some key information on it. When going through the quiz, you'll be tested on points found in the attached lesson, such as the characteristics of symmetrical balance and when it can be used in art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Another term for symmetrical balance
  • How the sides in symmetrical balance are weighted
  • Effects of symmetrical balance on the viewer
  • Architectural design

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the key points found in the attached lesson on the characteristics and effects of symmetrical balance in art
  • Making connections - draw connections between symmetrical design and communication
  • Knowledge application - use the information you went over in the lesson to identify some important facts about symmetrical balance

Additional Learning

To go over some more information on symmetrical balance, read the corresponding lesson called Symmetrical Balance in Art: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of symmetrical balance
  • The use of symmetrical balance in art
  • Architectural examples
  • How symmetry is used by businesses