Friday, January 18, 2013

EDLD 5366: Week 1 Reflection

The Book of Kells, by Edward Sullivan
If I would have previously studied the Plates, I would have commented on the beauty and color combinations of each piece without understanding their complexity.
The illustrations follow the four principals of design; the intricate use of a variety of vivid colors and the pale background demonstrate contrast. The colorful elements and symbols are repeated in each design. The contrasting colors and the continuous use of decorative frames help each image maintain a sense of organization representing alignment and proximity.
The assortment of time-consuming details used to create each Plate help us understand the purpose and significance the illustrations play.