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Elements of Art


Jennifer Leaderer

on 18 October 2011

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Transcript of Elements of Art

Color Texture Space Value Shape/Form It connects two or more points; a line is 1-dimensional .

Line is used to define space, contours, and outlines; it can also suggest mass or volume. Actual Line - usually an outline or
a line you can actually see. Implied Line- Lines are not actually seen. Contour Line - an edge Primary Secondary Tertiary or Intermediate Hue- a common name for
a color. Intensity - How bright or how dull a color is . Intense colors are bright.
Dull colors are created by mixing complementary colors. Color Schemes Analogous Colors
3 to 5 colors adjacent
to each other on the
color wheel. Triad Colors
3 colors spaced equal
distance on the color
wheel. Monochromatic
"one color" with
values of
that color. Complementary Colors are colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel. Warm Colors
Colors such as red, orange,
and yellow. These colors
remind one of fire or sun. Line Cool Colors
remind one of
cool things
such as water Color . Value refers to lightness or darkness of colors. Value can be used to create a strong contrast. Shade is a color plus black Tint is a color plus white Texture the way a surface feels or looks as though it might feel. Implied texture-the illusion of actual texture Actual texture- the way something feels. The diagonal lines that come together
at the vanishing point. http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/drawings/PerspectiveDrawing/OnePointPersp/OnePointPersp.htm http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/ A shape has two dimensions – height and width. Organic shapes and forms remind you of curves in
plants, clouds, people, and other naturlal forms. Geometric shapes and forms are usually mathematically precise and regular. Generally they have names. negative and positive space It is derived from reflected light.

The sensation of color is aroused in the brain by the response of the eyes to different wavelengths of reflected light. The color wheel shows how colors are related A form has three dimensions (3D) and encloses space.

Like a shape, a form has height and width, but it also has depth. shapes and forms are described as organic or geometric. art, brooklyn, organic shapes, sculpture, tara donovan Elements of Art The emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects.

There are two types of space: positive space and negative space. Shape Form Value Tone is a color plus gray Space . The elements of art are the “building blocks” an artist works with to create a work of art.

It is important that an artist not only utilizes the elements of art in a work, but can also recognize them in other works of art.
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