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Copy of Copy of Art Elements and Principles of Design

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Elements of Art
and Principles of Design
elements of ART
Basic components artists use to
create works of visual art. The elements are line, shape, form, value, texture, space, and color.
SHAPE
form
VALUE
An element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Areas that change from dark to light create the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface.
TEXTURE
The element of art that refers to the surface quality or feel of an object – its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc.
space
COLOR
Element of art produced when a wavelength of light strikes an object and reflects back to the eyes. A color has hue(color name), intensity (strength), and value (lightness or darkness).
principles of DESIGN
Ways artists organize the elements
of art in works of visual art. They
are balance, emphasis,
contrast, movement, rhythm, pattern, and unity.
BALANCE
EMphasis
Contrast
A large difference between two things. For example: Rough and Smooth, Sharp and Dull, Black and White.
Movement
referring to a way of combining
visual elements to move the
viewers eye through the piece or
create a sense of action.
Rhythm
Combining elements through
repetition, helps to organize the artwork and has a visual tempo or beat. It helps
to create movement in an artwork.
Unity
How the elements and principles
work together to create a sense of
oneness or wholeness in a work of
art.
LINE
A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface.

A flat figure created when actual or implied lines surround a space. It can be geometric or organic. a shape has 2 dimensions: length and width.
Any three dimensional object that can be measured by height, width and depth.

Can be postive or negative. positive space is filled by a shape or form. Negative space is the open areas around a shape or form. In addition, an artist can create an illusion of depth with this element.
Pattern
Refers to the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work – parts of equal visual weight.

Common types are symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.
Area in a work of art that catches and holds the viewer’s attention. It is also
known as the focal point.
It can be actual or implied.
Repeating elements or a combination
of elements in a planned way.
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