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  • 1. Principles and Elements of Art
    By McKenzie Morrill
  • 2. COLOR- Element
    The response of vision to wave lengths of light. It has three properties- hue, value ,a and intensity or chroma
  • 3. Color
    Georges Seurat (1859-1891). Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Oil on Canvas
  • 4. LINE- Element
    The path of a point moving through space.
    A record of action or movement.
  • 5. Line
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).
    Oil on paper.
  • 6. SHAPE- Element
    When a line moves through space until it meets itself and forms an enclosure, it becomes a shape, form or mass.
    A shape is the area enclosed by a line when the ends meet in 2-d design the title, shape, is used.
  • 7. Shape
    Georgia O’Keeffee, 1887 -1986.
    Goat’s Horn with Red, 1945.
    Pastel on paperboard mounted on paperboard.
  • 8. SPACE- Element
    The element which can be thought of as the distance of area between, above, below, or within shapes.
  • 9. Space
    M.C. Escher, Belvedere,
  • 10. TEXTURE- Element
    Concerned with how things feel or look as if they might feel on the surface.
  • 11. Texture
    Vincent van Gogh. La Mousme (1888). Oil on canvas.
  • 12. VALUE- Element
    Portrays the contrast between light and dark.
    Also a property of color as it create lighter or darker shades of different hues.
  • 13. Value
    Rembrandt Van Ryn (1606-1669) The Mill, c. 1650
    Oil on canvas.
  • 14. Balance- Principle
    A feeling of visual weight.
    Contains both formal (symmetrical) and informal (asymmetrical) balance.
  • 15. Balance
    Henri Rosseau,
    The Football Players, 1908.
    Oil on canvas.
  • 16. Unity- Principle
    Makes all the separate elements of an artwork look like they belong together.
    It is a harmonious blend of all elements.
  • 17. Unity
    Diego Rivera
    Night of the Poor (detail). Oil on canvas.
  • 18. Movement- Principle
    Gives life to an artwork.
    It catches and simulates motion to create an illusion in art.
  • 19. Movement
    Vincent van Gogh,
    The Starry Night (1889) .
    Oil on canvas
  • 20. Proportion- Principle
    The relationship of one part to the whole or to another part.
  • 21. Proportion
    Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne, 1918 .
    Oil on canvas.
  • 22. Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern – Principle
    Repetition in the world of nature and art forms rhythm and pattern.
  • 23. Repetition Rhythm Pattern
    Andy Warhol,
    Green Coca Cola Bottles, 1962.
    Oil on canvas.
  • 24. Emphasis- Principle
    That which catches your eye when you first look at an artwork.
    The focal point or center of attention.
  • 25. Emphasis
    Mary Cassat (1844-1926).
    Sketch of Mother and Daughter Looking at the Baby, ca 1908. Pastel on paper.
  • 26. Variety- Principle
    Concerned with differences; “the spice of life” even in art.
    It enlivens artwork!
  • 27. Variety
    Romare Bearden, The Block (detail).
    Cut and pasted paper on masonite.