13 Principles And Elements Of Art

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13 Principles And Elements Of Art

  1. 1. Kiyo Olive<br />ART 326<br />13 Principles and Elements of Art<br />
  2. 2. Balance<br />The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci<br />Balance is a principle that creates interest and variety that makes the viewer feel a visual weight. <br />Formal balance is dignified, stable, more static and symmetrical.<br />Informal balance is asymmetrical.<br />
  3. 3. Unity<br />Unity is a principle that makes all art elements (color, line, shape, space, texture and variety) work together to compliment and help each other. <br />Unity is a harmonious blend of all elements.<br />Irises by Vincent van Gogh<br />
  4. 4. Movement<br />Movement is the principle of giving life to an artwork. <br />The artist makes a compelling path through repeated line, color, and shapes.<br />“Without movement there is no life” pg 68.<br />Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David<br />
  5. 5. Proportion<br />Proportion is a principle that has to do with relationships and amounts of elements. <br />Realistic proportion accurately represents people of things in their actual proportions. <br />Distorted proportion effects mood and feelings by not being accurate in proportion.<br />Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci<br />
  6. 6. Repetition<br />Repetition is a principle that can be simple or complex. <br />Repetition of line shape and color creates a visual rhythm. <br />A pattern or motif also results from repetition. <br />Repeated patterns also show order.<br />
  7. 7. Emphasis<br />Emphasis is a principle that captures your eye when you first see an art piece. <br />The focal point or center of attention.<br />The Herring Net by Winslow Homer <br />
  8. 8. Variety<br />Variety is a principle that uses differences and contrasts between elements to bring an art piece to life.<br />Variety brings life and attention to an art piece.<br />The Persistence of Memoryby Salvador Dali<br />
  9. 9. Color<br />Color is a element that describes beauty, symbolism, etc. <br />Primary colorsare basic colors that can not be mixed with other colors: red, yellow, and blue.<br />Secondary colors: are mixed primary colors: orange, green, and purple.<br />Venice Twilight by Claude Monet<br />
  10. 10. Line<br />Line is an art element which a point moving through space.<br />“Lines have length and width; they may be short/long, thick/thin, dark/light, blurred/uneven, sharp/clear” pg 22.<br />Self Portrait of <br />Pablo Picasso <br />
  11. 11. Shape<br />Shape is an a element that artists use to convey their message or visual statement.<br />“When a line moves around and comes back and meets itself, it makes a shape” p.33.<br />Balancement by Wassily Kandinsky<br />
  12. 12. Space<br />Space is an art element which can be thought of as the distance of area between, around, above, below or within shapes.<br />Space can either be either 3-demensional or 2-demensional.<br />La Rue de la Bavolle in Honfleurby Claude Monet.<br />
  13. 13. Texture<br />Texture is an art element that expresses appeal such as: soft, fluffy, texture. <br />Artist are aware of tactile appeal and use texture to express a particular emotion or feeling to enhance their artwork in some way. <br />Person at the Window <br />by Salvador Dali<br />
  14. 14. Value<br />Value is an element of lightness and darkness.<br />Changes in value may be used by the artist to model or shape an object.<br />Changes in value may be used by the artist to express an idea or emotion.<br />The Vow to Love by Jean Honore Fragonard<br />

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