• The simplest type of balance to create and recognize is symmetrical (formal) balance.
  • In symmetrical balance, similar shapes are repeated in the same position on either side of a vertical axis. One side becomes a mirror image of the other side. This type of balance is very static, sedate, calm and dignified in feeling.
  • This building has a very rigid and repetitive pattern, resulting in a quiet, formal façade.
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