What are the Elements of Art? The Elements of Art are basic parts and symbols of artworks.
Line is an Element of Art. A line is the path of a dot moving through space.
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Shape is a flat, two dimensional area with height and width.
"Composition X", 1939 Wassily Kandinsky
Victor Vasarely Pint-Do 1973
Georgia O’Keefe Red Canna, 1963
Form is an object with three dimensions- height, width, and depth.
By Alexander Calder, 1967
Space Positive Space Negative Space is the object. is the background.
By Henry Moore
Foreground Middle Ground Background
Value is the lightness or darkness of a line, shape or color.
By Susan Donley
Color The visual quality of objects caused by the amount of light reflected by them.
By Vincent Van Gogh
Texture is the way something feels or how it may look like it feels.