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Elements of Art & Principles of Design

A presentation showing the elements and principles through photos.
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Heidi Reaves

on 8 August 2016

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Transcript of Elements of Art & Principles of Design

& The Principles of Design
The Elements of Art
Lines can be smooth or broken.
Lines follow contours & can be full of energy.
Line~
A mark
The distance between two points.
Something for your eye to follow
Shapes can be Organic; Things pertaining to living organisms or something easily recognizable like a flower, leaf, butterfly or dragon.
Shape~
Shapes are lines that meet, enclosing a space.
Shapes can be Geometric; Characterized by crisp precise edges and mathematically consistent curves.
Shapes can be Biomorphic; They are not recognizable and consist mostly of blob-like shapes.
Color~
The aspect of things caused by differing qualities of light reflected by them.
What your eye perceives, defined by light.
Texture~
The surface quality of an object.
Visual or implied
Tactile or real
Value~
The lightness or darkness of an object
Contrast; which is a function of the amount of light reflected from a surface.
Linear Perspective is the relative size, shape and position of objects are determined by lines converging at a point on the horizon.
Viewer Perspective~
From the viewers advantage, seen from an angle, high or low
Informal Balance~
An asymmetrical balance, is the placement of components arranged spatially allowing objects of different visual weights to balance one another out.
Formal Balance~
A symmetrical balance, is where elements are arranged equally on either side of a centrally placed axis.
Space~
The spatial arrangement or placement of components.
The area provided for a particular purpose.
The underlying principles that summarize all of the elements of Art & principles of Design.
The sense that all of the parts are working together to achieve a common result.
Variety
Rhythm~
Movement through space.
A connected path along which the eye follows a regular arrangement of motifs.
A predictable order in a composition; can be linear, repetitious, alternating or have gradation.
Proportion~
Refers to the relative size & scale of the various elements in a design.
The Relationship between objects, or parts of a whole.
Emphasis~
The point of focus.
The location in a composition which most strongly draws the viewers attention.
Perspective
Balance
Unity~
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