Lines in art -aj--10-2013

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This is an activity I used with ESL students to deepen their understanding of the concept of line in art, and to learn to use vocabulary in English associated with line. Also includes a few images to provoke conversation and to illustrate points.

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Lines in art -aj--10-2013

  1. 1. A simple graphic element that we use to make shapes and images.  A long narrow mark or band.  When a dot moves, it leaves a trace that we see as a line. 
  2. 2.  Lines give shape to images › Contour Lines define objects within an image  How can you tell that there is a shape of a hand on in this picture?
  3. 3.  Lines create  We can shade darker areas by putting lines closer together (concentration), or by spacing them apart (dispersion). shading, depth, volume, and texture.   We can change the thickness of lines to create volume, and use thinner lines for lighter areas, or to make things look far away. We can also overlap lines to create 3D effects, using Hatching and Crosshatching.
  4. 4. The darker, thicker lines give this picture more dimension.
  5. 5. Varying the Thickness of line can make your picture look more interesting.
  6. 6. Notice how there are thick and thin lines in this picture. How do they make this eye look real?
  7. 7. Shading, depth, and texture.
  8. 8. More examples of crosshatching. How do the artists create a sense of light and dark?
  9. 9.   Using Colored lines, we can create different Planes, or surfaces in our pictures. If we draw parallel lines of all the same color equally spaced apart, we can create a surface. Look what happens when two colors are put together.
  10. 10. What types of lines do you see in this picture?
  11. 11.         Straight lines Vertical Horizontal Inclined Curved Radial Broken Concurrent
  12. 12. PIET MONDRIAN Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red. (1937-1944) •He was Dutch painter and part of the De Stijl art movement and group, He evolved a nonrepresentational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.[1]
  13. 13. OPITICAL ILLUSION—ARE THE HORIZONTAL LINES STRAIGHT OR NOT?
  14. 14. Curved Lines
  15. 15. Curved lines
  16. 16. Radial Lines— What do they convey? What do they remind you of?
  17. 17. Radial design using curved lines.
  18. 18. Broken Lines
  19. 19. Broken Lines
  20. 20. Concentric Lines Where is the focus of attention?
  21. 21. What do these shapes remind you of?
  22. 22. Rigid  Precise  Balanced  Equal  Zig zag  Curvy  Explosive  Dynamic  Spiral  Curly  Parallel  Intersecting  Elegant  Repetitive  Diagonal  Smooth  Active  Chaotic  Sharp  Geometric  Texture 
  23. 23. Starry Night, 1889 Van Gogh = a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.
  24. 24. Self-Portrait Look at how the lines are place to create shapes and depth.
  25. 25. A Pair of Leather Clogs, 1888
  26. 26.  Roy Lichtenstein › American pop artist. › During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement
  27. 27. What Kind of lines represent the sun’s rays? Dots and Lines in Roy Lichtenstein’s Art

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