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The Elements and Principles of Art

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Principles of Design Texture Value The Elements and
Principles of Art Space Form Balance Shape Line The elements of art are referred to as the different parts of an artwork that the artist uses to plan their work. Elements of Art Color plays an important role in art many different art works. This art work, exhibits how color can used in a creative and abstract way. I think that this art work demonstrates color effectively as it has a variety of colors, some more darker or lighter than others. Color Pattern Proportion Emphasis Unity Variety Name: Wallis
Course Code: ASM201
Teacher: Rondina, M They are color, value, line, form, shape, texture and space. Title: Colors for a Large Wall
Artist: Ellsworth Kelly
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location:The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Title: Grid lines
Artist: Ellsworth Kelly
Medium: Ink on paper
Period: 1951
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Lines are used in a variety of ways, such as
creating borders or outlines for a painting or shapes.
In this painting, the artist displayed the use of lines in an effective way. In my opinion, I regard this art work as a simple and interesting way of portraying this element of art. Title: Young Man from
the portfolio Eleven Woodcuts
Artist: Erich Heckel
Medium: Woodcut
Location: Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany Value in art is usually referred to how light or dark a color is. Value is very important in art works where only black and white are used. By having different shades, it changes the aspect of the whole image. In this work, there area on the left side is lighter opposed to the right side which is a darker tone. Texture may have two different meanings, one of which is how something feels when touched, and the the feeling of how you visualize the art work in your head. This work is an example of a rough and rocky texture.
You can see the some parts of it are uneven and that some parts at the top are smoother than parts below. Title: Bird in space
Artist: Constantin Brancusi
Medium: Marble
Period: 1941
Location:The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Space in art is referred to as the area that is not being used, or when the whole space is used, as well as gaps between objects. In this art work, there is a lot of negative and unused space around the center of the image, the bird. The empty background is an example of how space is used in different art works. Title: Encircled forms
Artist: Aleksandr Archipenko
Medium: Lithograph
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Form can be known as different shapes all varying in sizes and dimensions. The main contrast between form and shape is that form is three dimensional whereas shape is two dimensional. This lithograph by Archipenko exhibits the different forms of shapes that seem almost 3D like with a black and white border around them. Contrast Title: Simultaneous contrasts
Artist: James Henry Daugherty
Medium: Oil on canvas
Period: 1918
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Contrast is when opposite colors and shapes oppose each other. Some examples are different textures such as smooth and rough, and also light and dark. The purpose of contrast is to make the art work more intriguing and exciting for the viewer. In this artwork, you can see different colors and shapes contrasting each other. Title: That Silent Place
Artist: Louise Nevelson
Medium: Painted wood
Period: 1954-1955
Location: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Balance, a principle of art, is known as two main terms which are symmetrical, and asymmetrical. Symmetrical is when both sides of something have relation with one another. Asymmetrical is when there is no symmetry, and there can be irregular placement of images. This work by Brancusi shows a literal and artistic form of balance because there is some asymmetry in the middle blocks, and some symmetry on the top section of the art work. Proportion is a principle of art that describes the size, location or amount of one element to another in a work. It has a great deal to do with the overall harmony of an individual piece (Esaak).There is an even amount of proportion throughout this artwork as everything is in agreement and nothing is unbalanced. Title:
Medium: Etching, plate
Period: 1875-1935
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Pattern is known as using a variety of colors, shapes, and lines in a repetitive way. In this piece of art, different colours are being repeated in a sequence like way. It clearly shows that there is a color pattern of black and white in the center area, and a shape pattern of squares. Title: The Hekatompedon
Artist: Alfred Jensen
Medium: Oil on paper
Period: 1966
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. . Shape is an important principle in the aspect of art. It is known as an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by the other elements of art such as colors and lines (Esaak). Shape varies between geometric and organic, 2D or 3D. This art work exemplifies a unique and abstract form of displaying shapes in art. Title: Painting
Artist: Antoni Tàpies
Medium: Latex paint with marble
dust and sand on canvas
Location: Title: 360°Room for all colours
Artist: Olafur Eliasson
Medium: Light sculpture
Period: 2002
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Emphasis, an element in many famous works such as the Mona Lisa is when the artist aims to have a main focus that stands out over the rest of the image. In this work by Eliasson, I believe the main focus is the center section of light. How the artist did this was that they made the color stand out brightly over the rest of the colors in the room. Title: The Unity of Life and Death
Artist:Otto Freundlich
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Period: 1936-1938
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Bibliography

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Unity, a principle of art, often occurs when all of the elements of a piece combine to make a balanced and complete whole (Esaak), as all parts of the art work are even and they all stand out the same amount. Nothing is more prominent than another part and everything is balanced. Title: Maiastra
Artist: Constantin Brancusi
Medium: White marble
Period: 1910-1912
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Title: Tribulations of Saint Anthony
Artist: James Ensor
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: The Museum of
Modern Art, New York. Variety is a principle of art concerned with combining one or more elements of art in different ways to create interest (http://en.mimi.hu/finearts/variety.html). This art work has a variety of images and elements such as color , value in the center, and contrast. The elements make this work more interesting to us viewers.
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