BEAUTY THROUGH SPOT ARRANGEMENT
not good for that reason. We should be made to feel the surface as a whole. It may be inferred from this that beauty is very much a matter of relation, for feeling comes with certain conditions. To establish conditions for pleasurable sensations is the artist's problem.
There are two kinds of beauty; one is shown in pictorial, one in conventional art. With the latter we have nothing to do as it belongs to architecture, the applied arts, etc. Its law is repetition; for in stance, in the panel,-Fig. 33, the design on one side is repeated in reverse on the other. Border patterns repeat the same form indefinitely.
Pictorial art, dealt with in portraiture, in the figure and in landscape, is based on the law of variety. Let us illustrate with spots again. When we have a spot in the centre unrelieved, it is not a pictorial element but