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Elements of Art and Principles of Design

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Transcript of Elements of Art and Principles of Design

Elements of Art and
Principles of Design

Value
Degrees of lightness or darkness. The difference
between values is called value contrast.
Space
Is used to create the illusion of depth. Space can be
two-dimensional, three dimensional, negative and/or
positive.
Line
A mark made by a pointed tool such as a brush,
pen or stick; a moving point.

Shape
A flat, enclosed area that has two dimensions,
length and width. Artists use both geometric and
organic shapes.
Form
Objects that are three-dimensional having length,
width and height. They can be viewed from many
sides. Forms take up space and volume.
Texture

Describes the feel of an actual surface. The surface
quality of an object; can be real or implied.
Color
Is one of the most dominant elements. It is created by
light. There are three properties of color; Hue (name,)
Value (shades and tints,) and Intensity (brightness.)
Balance
A distribution of visual weight on either side of the vertical axis. Symmetrical balance uses the same characteristics. Asymmetrical uses different but equally weighted features.
The arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark, rough vs. smooth, small vs large, etc...) in a composition so as to create visual interest.
Contrast
Used to make certain parts of an Artwork stand out. It creates the center of interest or focal point. It is the place in which an Artist draws your eye to first.
Emphasis
How the eye moves through the composition; leading the attention of the viewer from one aspect of the work to another. Can create the illusion of action.
Movement
The repetition of specific visual elements such as a unit of shape or form. A method used to organize surfaces in a consistent regular manner.
Pattern
Regular repetition of, or alternation in elements to create cohesiveness and interest.
Rhythm
Visually pleasing agreement among the elements in a design; It is the feeling that everything in the work of Art works together and looks like it fits.
Unity
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