Since man put chisel to stone, pigment to wall, pen to paper, paint to canvas, he attempted to mirror reality by creating life’s image.

Art is nothing more than creating an impression, an illusion — bring life’s magic to the viewer, whether in stone, canvas, or paper.

Throughout history, man has paid homage to his dream through his artistic expression. His aim was to understand his gods, his world, or himself. He tried to capture the essences of its reality and make the image understandable to the viewer. This gave power to the artist's vision, icons, and imagery.

Art has power and captures the viewer if it has life. Dynamics in art creates awareness. Tantalizes. Provokes. It encourages comment, discussion, and criticism. Lacking awareness, it falls dead and ignored. The aim of the artist is to create, attract, and capture.

One dynamic of art is design/composition. Design or composition is the display of parts: shape, line, color, and tone. It gives the work harmony and balance. Like everything in life, it has rules. Capture them, and images come alive.

Design or composition is knowledge applied to art. Likewise, applied science is engineering. Applied math is in a whole range of disaplines to explain its reality -- science, engineering, statistics, and business. Applying these rules, the artist understands what works and what doesn't. Knowing this, he can correct a problem. Without knowledge, it becomes arbitrary — a hit and miss situation.

The following examples will demonstrate the dynamic function, and why it’s important to understand the need for a dynamic composition.

Many young artists are not privy to what brings art to life — design, composition, and its rules. Talent is not enough. Few people have the natural gift to bring an idea to art. Everyone is able to learn the rules and make art dynamic and vibrant. Knowledge eliminates the doubt in creating an illusion.

Art has life too. Why not capture it? This site makes you aware of the dynamics in art, to create an image that is alive, whether realistic or abstract. First, let us look at what is static.

here to go to Static