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The Elements and Principles of Art


Ashley Bailey

on 7 June 2014

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Space refers to the area in which art is organized.
Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist who is known for radically simplifying the elements of his artwork. In his best known paintings from the 1920s, Mondrian reduced his shapes to lines and rectangles and his palette to fundamental basics pushing past references to the outside world toward pure abstraction. Piet was born on March 7, 1872 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Line is the path of a point moving through space.
The Elements and Principles of Art
Van Gogh
Vincent's Bedroom in Arles is one of the artists best known paintings. The stinking colors, unusual perspective and familiar subject matter create a work that is no only among Van Gogh's most popular, but also one that he did himself held as his own personal favorites
Texture refers to the tactile qualities of a surface (actual) or to the visual representation of such surface qualities.
All three of Giza famed pyramids and their elaborate burial complexes were built during a frenetic period of construction, fro, roughly 2550 to 2490 B.C. The pyramids were built by pharaohs khufu khafre and menkaure
The Pyramids of Giza
Georgia O'Keefee
Value refers to relative lightness and darkness and is perceived in terms of varying levels of contrast.
Shape implies spatial form and is usually perceived as two-dimensional.
Colors all come from the three primaries and black and white. They have three properties – hue, value, and intensity.
Claude Monet was a key figure
in the Impressionist movement
that transformed French painting in the
second half of the nineteenth century.
Among the great American artists of the 20th-century, Georgia O’Keeffee stands as one of the most compelling. For nearly a century, O’Keeffee’s representations of the beauty of the American landscape were a brave counterpoint to the chaotic images embraced by the art world
Claude Monet
Rhythm/ Movement
Henry Moore
Luli Sanchez
Luli Sanchez
Pattern refers to the repetition or recurrence of a design element, exact or varied, which establishes a visual beat.
Form has depth, length, and width and resides in space. It is perceived as three-dimensional.
Wassily Kandinsky
Alexander Calder
Gustav Klimt
George Seurat
Proportion/ Scale
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.
"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." - Kandinsky
Lourdes Sanchez is an artist and printed textile designer who works in handpainted watercolor media
French painter Georges Seurat, born 1859, founded Neo-Impressionism and the technique of tiny strokes of contrasting color, pointillism.
Born in 1862, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. His most famous painting is The Kiss.
"Man Enters the Cosmos" is a cast bronze sculpture by Henry Moore located on the Lake Michigan lakefront outside the Adler Planetarium in the Museum Campus area of downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
Lourdes Sanchez is an artist and printed textile designer who works in handpainted watercolor media. She designed prints for the fashion industry for 18 years before setting up her own studio in 2004.
Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture the delicately balanced or suspended components of which move in response to motor power or air currents; by contrast, Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a vast miniature circus.
Elements of Art
Principles of Design
The tools to make art.
How you use the tools to make art.
Perspective is representing a volume of space or a 3-dimensional object on a flat surface.
The juxtaposition of different elements of art (such as rough and smooth textures) in order to highlight their differences and/or create visual interest or a focal point.
Chiaroscuro in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. Joseph Wright was an English landscape and portrait painter. He was most known for his paintings of candle-lit subjects.
Emphasis refers to the created center of interest, the place in an artwork where your eye first lands.
Jose is an from Berlin who takes old photos of ballerinas and adds color to them that catches the eye of the beholder.
Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy
The placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.
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