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1. 1. Visual Imagination
2. 2. As conceptual elements are those constructs which can only be conceived, and are for the most part, defined only in mathematical terms; visual elements, are those properties of objects and surfaces that can be observed through eye sight. Although we can observe these visual elements, they continue to be rather abstract* concepts. Much more abstract than we think they are. *Abstract: the extract of an underlying essence of a concept, achieved by removing any dependence on real world objects with which it might originally have been connected, generalizing it, so that it has wider applications.
3. 3. Studying the visual elements is important for two (2) major reasons: 1. They define the visible world 2. We describe the visible world through them.
4. 4. There are six (6) principal visual elements: 1. Point* 2. Line 3. Shape 4. Volume* 5. Color 6. Texture • Point and Volume will not be given significant attention in this class.
5. 5. We have already, to a degree, considered four of them in the discussion concerning conceptual elements, namely: Point, Line, Plane and Volume. In visual terms, point becomes a dot and is primarily, although, not exclusively, used to pinpoint the position of a shape or object in two dimensional and three dimensional space.
6. 6. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LINE AS A VISUAL ELEMENT 1. In visual terms, line is sometimes thought of as an edge, a contour (outline), a path, or a directional signal . It directs our vision to various points of interest in a composition. Line is a graphic device. It does not exist in nature in the same sense that we interpret it in drawing.
7. 7. LINE as contour (edge or outline)
8. 8. LINE contour or outline
9. 9. LINE as path LINE as path and structure
10. 10. LINE as direction
11. 11. LINE as direction
12. 12. LINE as direction
13. 13. LINE as contour or outline PICASSO WAS A MASTER AT ABSTRACTING HIS SUBJECTS TO SIMPLE LINE DRAWINGS
14. 14. 2. In nature we interpret line as providing structure or underpinning to an entity.
15. 15. LINE as structure In nature
16. 16. LINE structure in artifact
17. 17. Alexander technique correcting posture (structure) LINE as structure in actor posture
18. 18. 3. Lines have surface characteristics.They can be straight, curved, thick, thin, solid, broken, rough, smooth, light, dark pigmented or nonpigmented. Or any combinations of the above .
19. 19. SOME LINE CHARACTERISTICS
20. 20. MORE LINE CHARACTERISTICS
21. 21. 4. Line are used for systems of notation, such as: letters and numbers, maps, plans, schematics, bar codes etc.
22. 22. LINE - map
23. 23. Line – Music notation Dance Notation Isadora Duncan Dance Notation Computer
24. 24. LINE – Schematic LINE – Plan- Sistine Chapel
25. 25. LINE – Calligraphic notation
26. 26. LINE - Bar code
27. 27. 5. Line can be used in forming patterns.
28. 28. LINE can form pattern
29. 29. LINE FORMING PATTERN
30. 30. 6. Line can be used to create the illusion of dimension, depth and movement.
31. 31. LINE can be dynamic
32. 32. LINE can reinforce or amplify movement
33. 33. LINE can be suggested or implied (points in a row).
34. 34. LINE can imply movement
35. 35. 7. Line can create tone and texture.
36. 36. LINE can suggest tone
37. 37. LINE can suggest texture
38. 38. 8. Line dictates style.
39. 39. Rococo LINE carries style Gothic Deconstruction
40. 40. Art Noveau LINE carries style
41. 41. LINE carries style Art Deco
42. 42. 9. Line can indicate age or maturity.
43. 43. Line indicating age
44. 44. LINE can indicate style, age, sophistication and maturity.
45. 45. 10. Line can be used as a means of visual expression to represent ideas and moods such as happiness, sadness, gracefulness, boldness etc. As such, line displays some psychological weight through its symbolic associations. (ex: stick drawings, smiley lines, sad lines, tranquil lines, majestic lines, conflict lines, unbalanced lines etc.)
46. 46. Turner Snowstorm - Steam-Boat off a Harbor's Mouth
47. 47. Albert Le Goinvec Contrast and Serenity
48. 48. Claude Monet Le Bassin aux Nymphéas
49. 49. Odilon Redon Salome