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# Elements of Art Brian Anderson

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Brief overview of the Elements of Art. Intended to supplement classroom presentation.

Brief overview of the Elements of Art. Intended to supplement classroom presentation.

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• 1. Elements
of
ART
Created by Brian Anderson
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• 2. Line
A Line is the path a point makestraveling from one place to another.
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• 3. Line
There exist five basic types of Line.
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• 4. Line
The first type of Line is “Straight.”
Vertical
Horizontal
Diagonal
Diagonal
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• 5. Line
The second type of Line is “Curved.”
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• 6. Line
Another type of Line is “Wavy.”
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• 7. Line
The fourth type of Line is “Zigzag.”
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• 8. Line
The last type of Line is “Swirl.”
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• 9. Line
Lines can be short, long, in between,or never-ending.
Lines can also be thick or thin.
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• 10. Shape
Shape is an area defined by a linethat begins and ends at the same point.
Shapes are two-dimensional.
• 11. Shape
Geometric shapes are common shapeslike circles, squares, and triangles.
• 12. Shape
Organic Shapes have irregular borders.
• 13. Form
Form is three-dimensional and has depth.
Y = Height
Z = Depth
X = Width
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• 14. Form
Types of common Forms includecubes, spheres, cones, cylinders,and pyramids.
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• 15. Color
Color comes from white light.
We see color when lightis either refracted or reflected.
Refracted light produces rainbows.
Reflected light reveals an object’s color.
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• 16. Color
When light is refracted, it reveals …
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet
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• 17. Color
Wrapping these colors around in a circlegives us the color wheel.
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• 18. Color
PRIMARY COLORS
Red
Yellow
Blue
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• 19. Color
Mixing two Primary Colors
produces a Secondary Color.
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Violet
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• 20. Color
SECONDARY COLORS
Orange
Violet
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Green
• 21. Color
Mixing a Primary Color with a Secondary
produces an Intermediate Color.
Red + Orange = Red-Orange
Yellow + Orange = Yellow-Orange
Red + Violet = Red-Violet
Blue + Violet = Blue-Violet
Blue + Green = Blue-Green
Yellow + Green = Yellow-Green
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• 22. Value
Value refers to light versus dark.
Value produces contrastand reveals an object’s form.
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• 23. Value
When drawing with a pencil, you can
obtain Value through three means:
Blending
Crosshatching
Pointillism
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• 24. Texture
Texture refers to the qualityof an object’s surface.
For example, is an object’s surface“smooth” or “rough?”
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• 25. Texture
If you sense an object’s texture by touch,we call this “Tactile” texture.
If you sense an object’s texture by sight,we call this “Visual” texture.
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• 26. Space
Space refers to both an objectand its surroundings.
For example, a sculpture occupies Spaceand is surrounded by Space.
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• 27. Space
The Space occupied by an objectis called, “Positive Space.”
The Space surrounding an objectis called, “Negative Space.”
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