Monticello by Thomas Jefferson
Symmetry is a basic principle of classical design.
The Last Supper
Buildings and paintings often are based on mirror-image symmetry
where each side reflects the other.
St. Albans Cathedral
Something we see in traditional quilt patterns
in which the sides are identical but flipped as a mirror image.
Bilateral symmetry gives a composition a solidity and
Or perhaps a dull and static quality,
Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
One reason modern architects explored the asymmetrical building.
And fashion designers the asymmetrical garment.
Picasso dress for White Stag
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