Principles and Elements of Art<br />Megan Coon<br />VAEDU<br />January 26th<br />
Principles of Art<br />
Balance<br />Leonardo da Vinci , The Last Supper, 1495-1498, dry wall (fresco)<br />- The ways in which the elements are a...
Unity<br />- When all the elements of a piece combine to make a piece harmonious, complete, and whole.  The different elem...
Movement<br />- The direction in which art directs the viewers eyes through the piece. This gives life to artwork <br />Fr...
Proportion<br />-the relationships between the elements  throughout the entire piece, through amounts <br />Leonardo da Vi...
Repetition, Rhythm Pattern<br />-the movement in a piece of art, repetition creates this movement through repeating of sha...
Emphasis<br />-the part of a piece of artwork that catches your eye when you first look, the focus or center of attention<...
Variety<br />-the differences in a piece of art, contrasting elements liven up the piece<br />Georges Seurat,  A Sunday Af...
Elements of Art<br />
Color<br />-when light hits an object and reflects back to the viewers eye, has three properties 1. hue, 2. value, and 3. ...
Line<br />- The pathway of a point moving through space, can vary in width, length, curvature, direction,  and texture.  I...
Shape<br />-when a line moves through the piece and connects with its start. This enclosure is a shape. May be a perceived...
Space<br />-the distance of an area around, between, within or above shapes. It can be 3d or 2d, actual or pictorial<br />...
Texture<br />- The “feel” (surface quality) of an object. Examples would be roughness, smoothness, or softness. There are ...
Value or Light and Shade<br />- The contrast between light and dark. This contrast could be strong or light. This arrangem...
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Elements and Principles

  1. 1. Principles and Elements of Art<br />Megan Coon<br />VAEDU<br />January 26th<br />
  2. 2. Principles of Art<br />
  3. 3. Balance<br />Leonardo da Vinci , The Last Supper, 1495-1498, dry wall (fresco)<br />- The ways in which the elements are arranged, a feeling of visual weight. Formal balance is symmetrical. Informal balance is typically asymmetrical <br />
  4. 4. Unity<br />- When all the elements of a piece combine to make a piece harmonious, complete, and whole. The different elements compliment each other. <br />Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889, oil on canvas<br />
  5. 5. Movement<br />- The direction in which art directs the viewers eyes through the piece. This gives life to artwork <br />Francisco Goya, The Forge, 1817, oil on canvas<br />
  6. 6. Proportion<br />-the relationships between the elements throughout the entire piece, through amounts <br />Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man, c. 1487, drawing pen and ink on paper<br />
  7. 7. Repetition, Rhythm Pattern<br />-the movement in a piece of art, repetition creates this movement through repeating of shapes and colors. This repetition forms rhythm and pattern<br />Andy Warhol, Campbell Soup Cans, 1962 , silk screen<br />
  8. 8. Emphasis<br />-the part of a piece of artwork that catches your eye when you first look, the focus or center of attention<br />John Trumbull, Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, 1820, oil on canvas<br />
  9. 9. Variety<br />-the differences in a piece of art, contrasting elements liven up the piece<br />Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886, oil on canvas<br />
  10. 10. Elements of Art<br />
  11. 11. Color<br />-when light hits an object and reflects back to the viewers eye, has three properties 1. hue, 2. value, and 3. intensity or chroma<br />Claude Monet, Bathing at La Grenouillere, 1869, oil on canvas<br />
  12. 12. Line<br />- The pathway of a point moving through space, can vary in width, length, curvature, direction, and texture. Is a record of movement<br />M.C. Escher, Relativity, 1953, lithograph<br />
  13. 13. Shape<br />-when a line moves through the piece and connects with its start. This enclosure is a shape. May be a perceived area of elements<br />Elizabeth Murray, Wiggle Manhattan, 1992, lithograph<br />
  14. 14. Space<br />-the distance of an area around, between, within or above shapes. It can be 3d or 2d, actual or pictorial<br />Francisco Lucientes, He Can No Longer at the Age of 98, 1819-1823, brush india ink wash. <br />
  15. 15. Texture<br />- The “feel” (surface quality) of an object. Examples would be roughness, smoothness, or softness. There are different types of texture, actual texture is one that can be felt by a viewer. <br />Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888, oil on canvas. <br />
  16. 16. Value or Light and Shade<br />- The contrast between light and dark. This contrast could be strong or light. This arrangement within a piece is sometimes called chiaroscuro. <br />Gerrit van Honthorst, Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620, oil on canvas.<br />

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