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Elements and Principles of Art & Design

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Sara McGregor

on 7 November 2018

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Transcript of Elements and Principles of Art & Design

Collaborate! You will work with a partner of your choice for modeling, photographing, etc. but you are each responsible for your own E&P
Sign up for 1 Element and 1 Principle of Art & Design (Each E&P needs to be selected at least once)
You will visually create a definition of your elements and principles through your photographs

Shape / Form
Shape implies spatial form and is usually perceived as two-dimensional.
Form has depth, length, and width and resides in space. It is perceived as three-dimensional.
Colors all come from the three primaries and black and white. They have three properties – hue, value, and intensity.
Value refers to relative lightness and darkness and is perceived in terms of varying levels of contrast.
Texture refers to the tactile qualities of a surface (actual) or to the visual representation of such surface qualities (implied).

Line is the path of a point moving through space.
Elements and principles of Art & design
Elements of Art
"the building blocks of art"
Principles of art
"use or arrangement of the building blocks of visual art"
Rhythm or movement refers to the suggestion of motion through the use of various elements.
Proportion is the size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another. Scale refers to relating size to a constant, such as a human body.
Balance is the impression of equilibrium in a pictorial or sculptural composition. Balance is often referred to as symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial.
Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion
Emphasis refers to the created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands.
Pattern refers to the repetition or reoccurrence of a design element, exact or varied, which establishes a visual beat.
Space refers to the area in which art is organized. Perspective is representing a volume of space or a 3-dimensional object on a flat surface.
How can I get this bokeh shot?
--the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens
red shirt
school of photography
The red shirt school of photography is a trend which first became popular in the 1950s. It was pioneered by National Geographic photographers, who had subjects wear, or chose subjects who wore overly colorful clothes (not necessarily of red, though red was preferred as it rendered best on Kodachrome film)
Modern Day Use
Past Influences Modern...

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