HW4- Balance

"Men shall know nothing of it" (1923), Max Ernst. Surrealist Art p. 68

I feel that this work contains an impressive amount of balance without becoming mundane. There is symmetry found in the spread legs at the top, with approximate symmetry in the triangular shapes towards the bottom. The top and bottom halves of this composition distribute the weight evenly without the elements being too identical. You don't really get the sense that one side is "heavier" than the other, necessarily, even though the scale used in the legs lends an emphasis that seems to overpower the rest of the image. The white lines forming the triangle coming downward echo the triangles coming from the bottom. Additionally, the limited color palette is in itself a form of balance.