Pattern and Texture – Robert T. Hartley

Pattern when something or a structure is organized in a way that is consistent creating a visually pleasing balanced aspect where the design is repeated in a repetitive unit, shape, or form. Pattern can exist almost everywhere in various forms. From a microscopic level to an almost infinite level patterns can be observed. Many artist use patterns in their artwork to grab the attention of viewers and to give their art a visually interesting factor. Some can be very subtle patterns while others can be exaggerated. Within a pattern the elements do not have to be consistent, but is required to be consistent in design. The history of patterns date back to ancient times or even the beginning of human kind. From walls in the cave to drawings found in Egypt. Architecture has been heavily influenced from patterns as well. Not just being a design aspect, it has also been found to be useful within structure in order to enforce stability.Processed with VSCO with b5 preset

As you can see her, there are multiple patterns in this image. From the bricks in the wall that serve as an element is placed in an organized, structured, matter that is consistent and visually pleasing to the eye. Or the windows that are placed equally from one another, repeating it’s design over and over again.


Texture can exist in two dimensional art as well as three dimensional art, being either visual or physical. One can make you feel that you are touching the piece through relation to the object. For example if you see that an image creates a visual aspect of a sand paper, people who have touched a sand paper before can imagine the texture.

These two images both use two-dimensional texture in order to create highlights or contrast between the images to better attract the eyes or make the object feel more real even though it’s not physical.

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