Review the design principles on harmony and variety from lessons within the course and write a one-page essay describing how harmony and variety are used in one of the following works of art. Note: You can view any of these works with a search on the title of piece and the artist.

Within the essay, be sure to address the following:

Mother and Child 2 by Mary Cassatt
Composition 8 by Wassily Kandinsky
Schomburg Library by Jacob Lawrence
Include three ways the artist uses harmony.
Include three ways the artist uses variety.
Incorporate at least three art terms from the Key Terms list that follows in your essay.
Key terms: contour line, value, warm colors, cool colors, shape, repetition, pattern, motif, texture, rhythm, composition, unity, primary color, geometric shape, organic shape, dominance, balance, focal point.
Use bold type for your chosen terms for easy identification.

For this first discussion, visit the Smithsonian Explore Art & Design page and scroll down on the page until you see the heading Collections Sampler to explore some of the work in the Smithsonian collection. Click on various works for more details.
In response to this Module’s virtual museum tour assignment, address the following:
Name two works of art viewed in your virtual tour and explain what subjects, themes, and stylistic characteristics enhanced your appreciation of art.
Describe the level of enjoyment the experience afforded. Share one or two details about your emotional response.

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