Maurits C. Escher Netherlands 1898 - 1972 Reversible Pattern
Piet Mondrian 1872 -1944 Netherlandshe expressed hisconception of harmonyand equilibriumsimples shapes, blacklines and primary colors
Shape as FormRepresenting a 3-d object on a 2-d surface
Foreshortening Shape & Form Making a 3-D object in a picture appear to be seen from an angle by shortening 1 or 2 of it’s dimensions
Shape & Size ConstancyA person seen at a distance is“smaller” than a person close up,but the perception of the size ofthe person is constant.
Edward Hopper (American) House by the Railroad (1925) Oil on canvas, 24 inches x 29 inches Museum of Modern Art, New York CityOrganic or geometric shapes?…Where?
Henry Matisse (French)"Jazz“ 1947Stencil print on Arches paper16 3/4” x 12 ¾”Paris / Artists Rights Society, New York
ActivityUse cut paper to create a composition using two orthree of the shape concepts we have discussedYour composition subject may be realistic or abstractAfter you have completed your composition, write aparagraph explaining how you used shapes in your work
Shape Conceptsgeometric shapes organic shapes shapes as formspositive and negative shapes overlapping shapes Or ???