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  1. 1. Elements of Art & Principles of DesignThe Building Blocks of all Art and Design
  2. 2. Elements of Art: The Visual Language Used by Artists• Line• Shape• Form No#ce  the  Light,  Dark  and  Medium  Areas No#ce  the  depth  and  3-­‐dimensionality• Value No#ce  how  the  water  appears  smooth  compared  to  the  rough/leafy  trees• Color Wide  open  area• Texture• Space
  3. 3. Line - A basic mark that suggests direction.Vincent van Gogh - Fishing Boats at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Ansel Adams
  4. 4. Shape- The basic outline of an area or figure.
  5. 5. Shape Pablo Picasso, Three MusiciansHendrik van SteenwyckSt. Jerome in his Study 1624 Lee Bontecou
  6. 6. Form An element in art that gives a sense of 3-dimensionality or depth. (shape + value = form)M. C. Escher Jean Arp Lucian Freud
  7. 7. Value - The lightness or darkness of various areas in an artwork. Atkinson GrimshawM.C. Escher
  8. 8. Color -When light is reflected off an object, color is what the eye sees. A spectrum of different hues become visible.Claude Monet Pablo Picasso
  9. 9. Texture - The feel and appearance of a surface,especially how rough or smooth it is.
  10. 10. Space - the way openness, depth, distance or a lack thereof is used in an artwork Foreground, Middle-ground and Background (creates DEPTH) Positive (filled with something) and Negative (empty areas). Robert MapplethorpeClaude Monet
  11. 11. Texture Meret Oppenheim, Fur Covered CupCecil Buller
  12. 12. Principles of Design The Rules that Organize the Visual Language of ArtBalance MovementContrast Rhythm Emphasis VaRietyPattern Unity
  13. 13. Balance - The position of various parts in an artwork. Symmetrical AsymmetricalNancy Rubin Diane Arbus
  14. 14. Symmetrical Balance: When parts of an image are organized so that one side mirrors the other.Leonardo DaVinci, The Last Supper
  15. 15. Asymmetrical Balance:When parts of an image are organized so that one side is different than the other. James Whistler - Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artists Mother, 1871
  16. 16. Contrast - A visible difference between two colors, shades, patterns, etc.Ansel Adams Katsushika Hokusai
  17. 17. Emphasis - Making one part of an artwork seem more important or interesting than others.Edward Munch Andrew Wyeth
  18. 18. Pattern - A planned or random repetition of parts in an artwork.Gustave Klimt M.C. Escher
  19. 19. Movement -An effect in art that creates the feeling of motion or direction.Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh
  20. 20. Rhythm - When parts in an artwork repeat in an interesting way (often suggesting movement).Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase
  21. 21. Variety - The existence of many different things in an artwork.Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII Giuseppe Archimboldo
  22. 22. Unity - When all the elements and principles work together to create a pleasing image.Johannes Vermeer Caspar David Friedrich
  23. 23. Your Assignment• Create a poster that gives examples of the Elements and Principles• Include the Definition AND an Original Image representing each word.• Written Reflection/Critique

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