Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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“Harmony: noun; An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe”

The above definition of the word describes exactly what I feel every time I see the above picture.

For a long time now, I have been trying to figure out exactly why I am so affected, so drawn to the art of Rangoli, and why I can’t seem to have enough of looking at them…

I concluded that it must be symmetry that is inherent in almost every Rangoli that appeals to the aesthetic sense.

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has the perfect answer to my introspective query: Harmony

The colors, the lines and shapes (and the dots, if present) – all the elements blend in the most amazing way – in perfect harmony – to form a pleasing and consistent whole, to create beauty in a Rangoli.

The synonyms to Harmony are listed as: balance, symmetry, congruity, consonance, coordination, blending, correspondence, compatibility… is it any wonder that symmetry is there in the list?!

I would add another word to that list though: Beauty…

 

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

  1. My eye is attracted to the spring green but then my eye starts moving around the circle as I take in other colors. The use of the toned down gray/blue towards the outer edge is an excellent choice for the harmony of the whole.

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    1. Thank you so much, you are very kind. My eyes keep going to the three dark violet circles. I did this as a sort of doodling, in a relaxed mood – and it turned out well – maybe that’s why it turned out well! Thanks again, your appreciation means a lot…

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