Principles and Elements of Art By McKenzie Morrill
COLOR- Element <ul><li>The response of vision to wave lengths of light. It has three properties- hue, value ,a and intensi...
Color Georges Seurat (1859-1891).  Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte . Oil on Canvas
LINE- Element <ul><li>The path of a point moving through space. </li></ul><ul><li>A record of action or movement. </li></ul>
Line <ul><li>Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).  </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on paper. </li></ul>
SHAPE- Element <ul><li>When a line moves through space until it meets itself and forms an enclosure, it becomes a  shape ,...
Shape <ul><li>Georgia O’Keeffee, 1887 -1986.  </li></ul><ul><li>Goat’s Horn with Red,  1945.  </li></ul><ul><li>Pastel on ...
SPACE- Element <ul><li>The element which can be thought of as the distance of area between, above, below, or within shapes...
Space <ul><li>M.C. Escher,  Belvedere,  </li></ul><ul><li>1958.  </li></ul><ul><li>Lithograph. </li></ul>
TEXTURE- Element <ul><li>Concerned with how things feel or look as if they might feel on the surface. </li></ul>
Texture <ul><li>Vincent van Gogh.  La Mousme  (1888). Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
VALUE- Element <ul><li>Portrays the contrast between light and dark. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a property of color as it crea...
Value <ul><li>Rembrandt Van Ryn (1606-1669)  The Mill,  c. 1650 </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
Balance- Principle <ul><li>A feeling of visual weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains both formal (symmetrical) and informal (...
Balance  <ul><li>Henri Rosseau,  </li></ul><ul><li>The Football Players , 1908.  </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas.  </li></ul>
Unity- Principle <ul><li>Makes all the separate elements of an artwork look like they belong together. </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Unity <ul><li>Diego Rivera  </li></ul><ul><li>(1886-1957).  </li></ul><ul><li>Night of the Poor  (detail).  Oil on canvas....
Movement- Principle <ul><li>Gives life to an artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>It catches and simulates motion to create an illus...
Movement  <ul><li>Vincent van Gogh,  </li></ul><ul><li>The Starry Night  (1889)  . </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas </li></ul>
Proportion- Principle <ul><li>The relationship of one part to the whole or to another part.  </li></ul>
Proportion  Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)  Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne,  1918  . Oil on canvas.
Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern – Principle <ul><li>Repetition in the world of nature and art forms rhythm and pattern. </li><...
Repetition Rhythm Pattern <ul><li>Andy Warhol,  </li></ul><ul><li>Green Coca Cola Bottles,  1962.  </li></ul><ul><li>Oil o...
Emphasis- Principle <ul><li>That which catches your eye when you first look at an artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>The focal poi...
Emphasis <ul><li>Mary Cassat (1844-1926).  </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch of Mother and Daughter Looking at the Baby , ca 1908. ...
Variety- Principle <ul><li>Concerned with differences; “the spice of life” even in art. </li></ul><ul><li>It enlivens artw...
Variety <ul><li>Romare Bearden,  The Block  (detail).  </li></ul><ul><li>Cut and pasted paper on masonite. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Principles and Elements of Art By McKenzie Morrill
  2. 2. COLOR- Element <ul><li>The response of vision to wave lengths of light. It has three properties- hue, value ,a and intensity or chroma </li></ul>
  3. 3. Color Georges Seurat (1859-1891). Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte . Oil on Canvas
  4. 4. LINE- Element <ul><li>The path of a point moving through space. </li></ul><ul><li>A record of action or movement. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Line <ul><li>Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on paper. </li></ul>
  6. 6. SHAPE- Element <ul><li>When a line moves through space until it meets itself and forms an enclosure, it becomes a shape , form or mass. </li></ul><ul><li>A shape is the area enclosed by a line when the ends meet in 2-d design the title, shape , is used. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Shape <ul><li>Georgia O’Keeffee, 1887 -1986. </li></ul><ul><li>Goat’s Horn with Red, 1945. </li></ul><ul><li>Pastel on paperboard mounted on paperboard. </li></ul>
  8. 8. SPACE- Element <ul><li>The element which can be thought of as the distance of area between, above, below, or within shapes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Space <ul><li>M.C. Escher, Belvedere, </li></ul><ul><li>1958. </li></ul><ul><li>Lithograph. </li></ul>
  10. 10. TEXTURE- Element <ul><li>Concerned with how things feel or look as if they might feel on the surface. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Texture <ul><li>Vincent van Gogh. La Mousme (1888). Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
  12. 12. VALUE- Element <ul><li>Portrays the contrast between light and dark. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a property of color as it create lighter or darker shades of different hues. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Value <ul><li>Rembrandt Van Ryn (1606-1669) The Mill, c. 1650 </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Balance- Principle <ul><li>A feeling of visual weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains both formal (symmetrical) and informal (asymmetrical) balance. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Balance <ul><li>Henri Rosseau, </li></ul><ul><li>The Football Players , 1908. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Unity- Principle <ul><li>Makes all the separate elements of an artwork look like they belong together. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a harmonious blend of all elements. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Unity <ul><li>Diego Rivera </li></ul><ul><li>(1886-1957). </li></ul><ul><li>Night of the Poor (detail). Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Movement- Principle <ul><li>Gives life to an artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>It catches and simulates motion to create an illusion in art. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Movement <ul><li>Vincent van Gogh, </li></ul><ul><li>The Starry Night (1889) . </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas </li></ul>
  20. 20. Proportion- Principle <ul><li>The relationship of one part to the whole or to another part. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Proportion Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne, 1918 . Oil on canvas.
  22. 22. Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern – Principle <ul><li>Repetition in the world of nature and art forms rhythm and pattern. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Repetition Rhythm Pattern <ul><li>Andy Warhol, </li></ul><ul><li>Green Coca Cola Bottles, 1962. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on canvas. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Emphasis- Principle <ul><li>That which catches your eye when you first look at an artwork. </li></ul><ul><li>The focal point or center of attention. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Emphasis <ul><li>Mary Cassat (1844-1926). </li></ul><ul><li>Sketch of Mother and Daughter Looking at the Baby , ca 1908. Pastel on paper. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Variety- Principle <ul><li>Concerned with differences; “the spice of life” even in art. </li></ul><ul><li>It enlivens artwork! </li></ul>
  27. 27. Variety <ul><li>Romare Bearden, The Block (detail). </li></ul><ul><li>Cut and pasted paper on masonite. </li></ul>

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