In fine art, it is a word used to describe balance of compositional entities such as shape, spatial qualities, color and linearity. A work without equilibrium can seem aesthetically unpleasant to some viewers. However, many avant-garde artists deliberately violate rules of "equilibrium" as part of their rebellion against conventional art. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques". <br><br>A state of rest or balance between contrasting elements or opposing forces.(pr. EE-kw&#601;-LI-bree-&#601;m)Also see dominance, emphasis, and weight.