ON THE RHYTHM OF FORMS

Unit, beat and rhythm give form to the application of colors on a surface.

The basic unit defines the size of each type of mark on the surface.

1 is the smallest size of a mark, 2 is twice as big, 3 is three times as big and so on …

If beat is a time grouping of touches on the surface, rhythm is an accentuation within the beats.

A fixed sequence of units during a single entry is a rhythmical motive.

The relationship and sequence of units can be studied and established as a form.

The units from 1 to 8 are divided into even 2,4,6,8 and odd 1,3,5,7 and placed opposite each other on a circle: 1 – 8, 2 – 7, 3 – 6 and 4 – 5.

For example, the units can be connected by a line, a triangle, a quadrilateral or a pentagon and take these different forms.

The following rhythmical motives are created:

3,6
6,3

1,4,7 / 1,7,4
4,1,7 / 4,7,1
7,1,4 / 7,4,1

2,3,6,7 / 2,3,7,6 / 2,6,3,7 / 2,6,7,3 / 2,7,3,6 / 2,7,6,3
3,2,6,7 / 3,2,7,6 / 3,6,2,7 / 3,6,7,2 / 3,7,2,6 / 3,7,6,2
6,2,3,7 / 6,2,7,3 / 6,3,2,7 / 6,3,7,2 / 6,7,2,3 / 6,7,3,2
7,2,3,6 / 7,2,6,3 / 7,3,2,6 / 7,3,6,2 / 7,6,2,3 / 7,6,3,2

1,3,5,7,8 …


UNIT

The unit defines the basic size of any kind of mark on the surface. 1 is the smallest size of a mark, 2 is twice as big, 3 is three times bigger and so forth…

T TAKT

The takt is a fixed number of units during one single entry.

R RHYTHMICAL MOTIVE

The rhythmical motive is a fixed sequence of units during one single entry.

# ENTRY

The entry defines how often each element can participate.


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Oleksiy Koval and THE BEAUTIFUL FORMULA COLLECTIVE

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