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Elements and Principles of Art

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Kelvin Tang

on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Elements and Principles of Art

By: Kelvin Tang Elements &
Principles of Art E1 - Color Is an element made up of
three distinctive qualities:
hue, intensity & value E3 - Shape & Form E5 - Space Area between, around, above, below or within things
It can be - or + P1 - Balance Combining elements to add a feeling of equilibrium or stability in a work of art
There are three different types of balance
1. Symmetrical balance
2. Asymmetrical balance
3. Radial balance P3 - Harmony Combining similar elements in an artwork
Communicate one idea or feeling E2 - Lines is a continuous mark made on a surface by a moving point Shapes have a two-dimensional area (2D)
Shapes only have a length & width
Form is a three-dimensional area (3D)
Form has depth as well as length and width E4 - Texture Surface quality or feel of an object
(Roughness, smoothness)
Actual texture can be felt
Implied texture are simulated by the artist E6 - Value Lighting or darkness of a color
Value is needed to express volume P2 - Emphasis One element in an artwork attracts more attention
Dominant or focal point P4 - Variety Differences in the elements of a composition
Visually interesting
Can become chaotic P5 - Rhythm Repeat, alternate or progression of elements
Gradually changes in size, shape, position or color
Creates a feeling of movement P6 - Proportion Size relationships between parts of an artwork to another
Proportion is used to show emphasis, distance in space and balance P7 - Pattern Repetition of an element or combination of elements
Recognizable organization The
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