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• Scaffolding
• Comparing similarities and differences
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• Comparing Similarities and Differences
• ### Value in Art

1. 1. The 7 Elements of DesignThe 7 Elements of Design  ValueValue  LineLine  ShapeShape  FormForm  ColorColor  SpaceSpace  TextureTexture  They are the basic partsThey are the basic parts of any artwork.of any artwork.  They are rarely seen byThey are rarely seen by themselves.themselves.  There are many ways toThere are many ways to use them.use them.  An artist chooses how toAn artist chooses how to use the Elements ofuse the Elements of Design, much like a chefDesign, much like a chef chooses ingredients tochooses ingredients to use in his/her cooking!use in his/her cooking!
2. 2. Let’s start with the Element ofLet’s start with the Element of ValueValue  In the language of art,In the language of art, Value is how light or darkValue is how light or dark something is.something is.  In the example to theIn the example to the right, there is a largeright, there is a large Range of Values.Range of Values. – The are light values,The are light values, medium values, and darkmedium values, and dark values.values. – This helps move our eyeThis helps move our eye around the picture.around the picture.  It would be boring just toIt would be boring just to stare at one part of thestare at one part of the picture!picture! Artwork by Jenny
3. 3. Examples of ValueExamples of Value  Look how Value isLook how Value is used in these twoused in these two works of art:works of art: – George de La TourGeorge de La Tour – Louise NevelsonLouise Nevelson  Answer these questions:Answer these questions: 1.1. Which picture has a widerWhich picture has a wider Range of ValuesRange of Values (selection of lights,(selection of lights, mediums, darks)?mediums, darks)? 2.2. Which picture uses ValueWhich picture uses Value to give Emphasisto give Emphasis (importance) in the(importance) in the picture?picture?
4. 4. 2. “The Newborn”1. Louise Nevelson, Sky Cathedral, 1958 Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York Image from Albright Knox Organization via Artchive Georges De La Tour, 1640’s, Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes From Image from Web Gallery of Art
5. 5. De La Tour uses aDe La Tour uses a Range of ValuesRange of Values and givesand gives EmphasisEmphasis to the newborn baby in the picture by putting theto the newborn baby in the picture by putting the lightest Value there. Our eye is moved to the part in thelightest Value there. Our eye is moved to the part in the picture which is most different from the other parts of thepicture which is most different from the other parts of the picture.picture. The eye is immediately drawn to the Value which is most different. In this example, it’s where the Value is the lightest. That is where the Emphasis is.
6. 6. Now you’ve learned howNow you’ve learned how Value can give EmphasisValue can give Emphasis to a part in a pictureto a part in a picture andand produce Contrastproduce Contrast The Emphasis is on the white box!
7. 7.  Value can give theValue can give the feeling of formfeeling of form Look at the followingLook at the following pictures by John Singerpictures by John Singer SargentSargent What else can the Element of Value do?
8. 8. Which looks more 3-D?Which looks more 3-D? 1. Coloring Book rendering of John Singer Sargen’ts “Madame X,” from Enchanted Learning 2. John Singer Sargent, “Madame X” from John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery
9. 9. Some artists like to useSome artists like to use dramatic valuedramatic value  We callWe call dramatic valuedramatic value chiaroscurochiaroscuro  It sounds like “Chee-r-o-scure-o”It sounds like “Chee-r-o-scure-o”
10. 10. Caravaggio is a famous artistCaravaggio is a famous artist who used chiaroscurowho used chiaroscuro  How is value used to create drama in this image?How is value used to create drama in this image?
11. 11. How isHow is chiaroscurochiaroscuro used toused to createcreate drama indrama in this imagethis image byby Caravaggio?Caravaggio?
12. 12. CONGRATULATIONS!!CONGRATULATIONS!!  You now know what Value is and how itYou now know what Value is and how it gives Form to an object.gives Form to an object.  You have also seen how Value can giveYou have also seen how Value can give Emphasis, or importance, to a particularEmphasis, or importance, to a particular part in a picture.part in a picture.
13. 13. We are going to create anWe are going to create an artwork focusing on valueartwork focusing on value  Examine the next few images.Examine the next few images.  Be prepared to discuss how value is usedBe prepared to discuss how value is used in these pictures to show form andin these pictures to show form and emphasis.emphasis.
14. 14. Bones areBones are dramatic.dramatic. You will useYou will use value tovalue to create acreate a dramaticdramatic artworkartwork aboutabout bones.bones.