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Elements of art


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Capstone Project for EDUC 505 - High School Pedagogy

Elements of art

  1. 1. Lesson 5EDUC 505 – High School Pedagogy Concordia University Jacie Ochsner
  2. 2. Elements of Art: Visual Building Blocks of Art• Line• Shape• Value• Texture• Space• Time & Motion• Color The Persistence of a Memory, 1931 Salvador Dali Oil on Canvas The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  3. 3. Line Shape0 use of various 0 use of areas in two marks, outlines and dimensional space implied lines in artwork and design that can be defined0 Implied line: path that by edges, setting one the viewers eye flat specific space takes as it follows apart from another. shapes, colors, and form along a 0 Shapes can be path, but may not be geometric or organic continuous or in nature. physically connected 0 Example: created by a dancers arms, torso, and legs when performing an arabesque.
  4. 4. Line
  5. 5. Geometric Organic Shape
  6. 6. Value Value is the relative quality of lightness or darkness of a color.Tint: Result of mixing color with white (or lighter color)Shade: Result of mixing a color with black (or darker color)
  7. 7. Other vocabulary used to describe ValueHigh Key: colors predominantly light in value Artist: Diebenkorn Middle Key: Predominantly medium in value Artist: Klee Artist: Delacroix Low Key: Colors dark in value
  8. 8. Low KeyWhat key is this Salvador Dali Painting?
  9. 9. Texture• The texture is the quality of a surface or the way any work of art is represented.• Lines and shading can be used to create different textures as well.
  10. 10. Space Time & Motion• Includes the • Capture an essence of background, foregroun time d, and middle ground• Refers to the distances • Portray motion or areas • Objects look as around, between or though they are within components of a piece moving• There are two types of • Movement created space: positive and through repetition of negative space. color or motifs • Positive space refers to the space of a shape representing the subject matter • Negative space refers to the space around and between the subject matter
  11. 11. How is space, time and motion shown in this painting?
  12. 12. Color: HueHue: the visual sensation create by specific parts of the visible spectrum. Remember Newton? …refracted light? & ROY G BIV? Different colors of the same hue: For instance: red, maroon, pink and rose are different colors of the same “red” hue.
  13. 13. Color: Additive Color Mixing (Light)Primary Colors:• Blue• Red• GreenSecondary Colors:• Magenta (blue + red)• Yellow (red + green)• Cyan (green + blue) Equal amounts of primaries produces white light
  14. 14. Color: Subtractive Color Mixing (Pigments) Primary Colors: • can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors • all other colors are derived from these 3 hues. Secondary Colors: • formed by mixing the primary colors Tertiary Colors: • formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color • Primary color is always listed first
  15. 15. Color: Temperature Warm Colors: • Red, Orange, Yellow and tertiary combinations of • Feel aggressive, exciting • Appear CloserArtist: ThoreauArtist: Van Gogh Cool Colors: • Blue, Green, Violet and tertiary combinations of • Feel tranquil, relaxing • Appear to recede into the picture plane.
  16. 16. Color: IntensityIntensity: (a.k.a.: saturation, purity, or chroma)The relative brightness ordullness of a color.A color’s intensity can be lowered in two ways. One way is to add itscomplement to it (as seen above).Another way is to add gray to the color (seen below).
  17. 17. Color: Color SchemesMonochromatic: range of Analogous: 3 colors next to each other onvalues and saturation levels of the color wheelone hue (may include different Artist: Monetcolors of one hue)Artist: Student Work
  18. 18. Color: Color SchemesComplementary: hues that liedirectly opposite each other onthe color wheelArtist: Francis Bacon
  19. 19. ComplementaryWhat is the color scheme of this painting?
  20. 20. Assignment:In Class:• Complete the Color Packet• Choose a Painting, determine the color scheme (See homework)Homework:• Find 4 photos you or a family member took (no copyright infringement) and do a thumbnail gesture sketch.• Student will then choose one photo to draw using color scheme from famous work that they drew.Weekly Sketchbook:• Determine color scheme in bedroom at home. Draw a composition in Sketchbook that uses that color scheme. Use colored pencils.