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LINE: Elements of Art

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Danae Pantano

on 4 August 2013

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Transcript of LINE: Elements of Art

LINES
STRAIGHT LINES
Horizontal Lines
- expresses calmness, repose, stability, tranquility
- rest, serenity
- relaxation, informality, passivity, death and the continuum of infinity
a horizontal line
a landscape
Vertical Lines
- poise, alertness, balance, equilibrium, firmness, strength
- uprightness, integrity, dignity, formality
- impersonality of law, intellectual order, discipline

Andres Bonifacio Monument
DIAGONAL LINES
- energy, dynamism, impulse, will power, aspiration, passion, emotion
- uncertainty, instability, insecurity and impending collapse


Bonifacio Monument
JAGGED LINES
- pain, difficulty, discomfort
- danger, torture, physical and psychological menace

BROKEN LINES
- tentativeness, indefiniteness, insecurity
CURVED LINES
CURVED LINES
- grace and beauty
Maranao Okir
STRAIGHT LINE
- firmness, precision, measurability, purposefulness, discipline, logical order, rigidity, austerity, asceticism, impersonality
CURVED LINE
- feeling, impulse, spontaneity, play, grace, charm, sensuality, eroticism
VS
QUALITY OF A LINE
• Technical Pen
• Charcoal pencil

• Brush Strokes
• Even Continuous Lines
• Uneven Hand Pressure
Outlines
Contour Lines

• Abstract Art
• Chinese Calligraphy
• Art Nouveau
• Art Deco
• Warli Painting

LINES IN ARCHITECTURE
1. the general orientation of a building or structure which manifests a predominant line
2. the external design of the building
3. the ornamental design of interiors
4. ground plan of a building which shows the management of volume and space following social, political and aesthetic values
LINE IN SCULPTURE
1. has to do with contour lines that change with the point of view of the moving viewer
2. found in the general orientation or directional thrust of the figure
3. found in the form of incised or raised designs and patterns on the body of the sculpture
1. Classical Ballet
2. Traditional Asian Dances

LINES IN DANCE
THE END.
Danaë by Rembrandt
Rizal Monument in Madrid Spain
Maria Makiling
Using a technical pen
using charcoal pencil
Brush strokes
The Kidnapping by Picasso
Francisco Coching Comic Illustrations
Uneven Hand Pressure
Outline
Contour Lines
Autumn Rhythm
by Jackson Pollock
Chinese Calligraphy
Maude Adams
by Alphonse Mucha
Woman with Dove
by Tamara de Lempicka
Warli Paintings
Apartment Rows: Horizontal Orientation
European Gothic Cathedrals: Vertical Orientation
San Sebastian Church, Manila
Betis Church, Pampanga
Daraga Church, Albay
Interior of San Agustin Church
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