4 Ways to Create Geometric Art.

Geometric Art is simply using geometrical principles or taking inspiration from geometry for creating Art in two or three dimension.

The use of geometry in art and decoration began in ancient civilizations all over the world. Intricate patterns of geometrical shapes were made on vases, utensils and ornaments. They were used while creating stone sculptures, paintings, mandalas, interiors of important places etc.

Since then geometry is being used in many ways in art. The modernism moment followed by Bauhaus influence has made geometry very important in all branches of Design as well.

Here are four ways in which you can use geometry to create remarkable and visually pleasing art.

1. Symmetry

It is important to have balance in any form of visual communication example to make it presentable. Balance has many aspects like space, value, colors and almost all of them can be achieved using symmetry.

Mirroring out the elements either vertically or horizontally gives the artwork stability and elegance. Symmetry can be utilized to create emphasis and continuity as well.

2. Radial Symmetry

Radial Symmetry is a symmetry in which the sides exhibit correspondence or regularity of parts around a central axis. It lacks left and right sides but has identical elements rotating a central point.

The most common and popular example of radial symmetry is Mandala Art. Radial symmetry is very effective for creating a focal point at the center.

3. Tessellation

Tessellation is an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping. There are only three shapes; equilateral triangle, square and hexagon ; which can be form regular tessellation to fill any plane without any gaps. Motifs can be produced by combining multiple geometrical shapes which can create beautiful tessellations.

This technique is often used to create 3 dimensional structures of tiny to giant sizes. A very familiar example is modern architectural exterior.


Abstract art has no rules. Still some abstract artworks have a very clever use of geometrical shapes and principles to create illusionary and non-objective compositions.

Although Optical illusion art is a different branch in itself, Geometrical Abstraction sometimes leads to it.



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