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The Elements of Art The Artist’s Toolbox
Line A path of a moving point through space.
A line can differ in… <ul><li>Length </li></ul><ul><li>Width </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Direction </li></...
5 Kinds of Lines <ul><li>Vertical </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal </li></ul><ul><li>Diagonal </li></ul><ul><li>Curved </li></...
Shape A two-dimensional area that is defined in some way.
Geometric Shapes <ul><li>Square </li></ul><ul><li>Rectangle </li></ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle </li></ul>...
Organic Shapes Helen Frankenthaler.  The Bay . 1963. Henri Matisse.  La Gerba . 1953.
Form A three-dimensional object.
A FORM HAS <ul><li>HEIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>WIDTH </li></ul><ul><li>DEPTH </li></ul>Claes Oldenburg.  Floor Cake . 1962.
Marisol Escobar.  The Wedding . 1962-63. Audrey Flack.  Amor Vincit Omnia .
Space Refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects.
Shapes and Forms <ul><li>Are defined by space around and within them. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive  Space  </li></ul><ul><li...
Deborah Butterfield.  Isabelle . 2001. Stonehenge . Salisbury Plain.
Space in 2-D work   <ul><li>Can be found as </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Middleground </li></ul><ul><li>...
Peter Bruegel.  Hunters in the Snow . 1565.
Color An element of art that is derived from reflected light.
Properties of Color <ul><li>Hue  - the name of a color, like red </li></ul><ul><li>Value  - Lightness or darkness of a col...
Primary Colors Secondary Colors Roy Lichtenstein.  Hopeless . 1963. Marc Chagall.  The Green Violinist . 1923-24.
Value Describes the darkness or lightness of an object.
Pablo Picasso.  Old Guitarist . 1903. Edward Weston.  Pipes and Stacks . 1922.
Texture Refers to how things feel or look as if they might feel if touched.
Vincent Van Gogh.  Starry Night . 1889.
Jomon Style Ceramics . Ancient Japan. Robert Rauschenberg.  Monogram . 1950-55.
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Elements Of Art 2009

An introduction to the elements of art.

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Elements Of Art 2009

  1. 1. The Elements of Art The Artist’s Toolbox
  2. 2. Line A path of a moving point through space.
  3. 3. A line can differ in… <ul><li>Length </li></ul><ul><li>Width </li></ul><ul><li>Texture </li></ul><ul><li>Direction </li></ul><ul><li>curve </li></ul>Cy Twombly. Suma . 1982.
  4. 4. 5 Kinds of Lines <ul><li>Vertical </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal </li></ul><ul><li>Diagonal </li></ul><ul><li>Curved </li></ul><ul><li>Zigzag </li></ul>Pablo Picasso. Three Musicians . 1921.
  5. 5. Shape A two-dimensional area that is defined in some way.
  6. 6. Geometric Shapes <ul><li>Square </li></ul><ul><li>Rectangle </li></ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle </li></ul><ul><li>ANY SHAPE WITH WIDTH & HEIGHT </li></ul>Paul Klee. Castle and the Sun . 1928.
  7. 7. Organic Shapes Helen Frankenthaler. The Bay . 1963. Henri Matisse. La Gerba . 1953.
  8. 8. Form A three-dimensional object.
  9. 9. A FORM HAS <ul><li>HEIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>WIDTH </li></ul><ul><li>DEPTH </li></ul>Claes Oldenburg. Floor Cake . 1962.
  10. 10. Marisol Escobar. The Wedding . 1962-63. Audrey Flack. Amor Vincit Omnia .
  11. 11. Space Refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects.
  12. 12. Shapes and Forms <ul><li>Are defined by space around and within them. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Space </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Space </li></ul>Eduardo Chillida. The Eulogy to the Horizon . 1980.
  13. 13. Deborah Butterfield. Isabelle . 2001. Stonehenge . Salisbury Plain.
  14. 14. Space in 2-D work <ul><li>Can be found as </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Middleground </li></ul><ul><li>Foreground </li></ul>Diego Velazquez. Las Meninas . 1656-57.
  15. 15. Peter Bruegel. Hunters in the Snow . 1565.
  16. 16. Color An element of art that is derived from reflected light.
  17. 17. Properties of Color <ul><li>Hue - the name of a color, like red </li></ul><ul><li>Value - Lightness or darkness of a color </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity - the brightness or dullness of a color </li></ul>Wassily Kandinsky. Several Circles . 1926.
  18. 18. Primary Colors Secondary Colors Roy Lichtenstein. Hopeless . 1963. Marc Chagall. The Green Violinist . 1923-24.
  19. 19. Value Describes the darkness or lightness of an object.
  20. 20. Pablo Picasso. Old Guitarist . 1903. Edward Weston. Pipes and Stacks . 1922.
  21. 21. Texture Refers to how things feel or look as if they might feel if touched.
  22. 22. Vincent Van Gogh. Starry Night . 1889.
  23. 23. Jomon Style Ceramics . Ancient Japan. Robert Rauschenberg. Monogram . 1950-55.

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