By drawing the image of the Dollar Sign and configuring the list of some of the most expensive pieces of art in history, I attempt to create a visual argument that claims art is costly. The implication is that few people can own professional artwork. The design of the dollar sign is effective and helps achieve a compelling argument by using the elements and principles of art discussed from now on.
Elements of Design
In this image, the line is one-dimensional and defines the edge of the form. Lines used include horizontal, vertical and curved, which lead the eyes around the composition information through character and direction.
Defines objects in space; it has only height and width. In this composition, geometric—rectangular shapes dominate.
In this drawing, the dollar sign occupies the positive space, while the white area surrounding it is negative. The disproportionate amount of positive space accentuates the figure’s importance and meaning.
Being the longest wavelength, red is a powerful color. Even though not technically visible, it has the property of appearing nearer than it is and therefore grabs our attention first in this image. It is solid and fundamental and, at the same token, stimulating and lively. In this composition, the green color denotes association with ambition, greed, and jealousy. In my opinion, green is the traditional color of peace---which can be associated with the general state of mind of those who can afford such pieces of artwork.
Principles of Design
In this image, the distribution of the visual weight of the dol...