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Elements and Principles of Design
Transcript of Elements and Principles of Design
Principles of Design
The Language of Art
Line - the mark a point makes as it moves across a surface
A shape is a line that connects to enclose a space.
Objects having three dimensions. Like a shape,a form has height and width, but it also has depth. Forms are either geometric or free-form
An element of art that is derived from reflected light. The sensation of color is aroused in the brain by response of the eyes to different wavelengths of light. Color has three properties: hue, value, and intensity.
The element of art that refers
to how things feel, or look as if they might feel
if touched. Texture is perceived by touch and sight.
Objects can have rough or smooth textures and matte or shiny surfaces.
The element of art that describes the darkness or lightness of an object. Value depends on how much light a surface reflects. Value is also one of the three properties of color.
The element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, or within objects. Shapes and forms are defined by space around and within them.
Principle of Art that makes one part of a work dominant over the other parts. The element that is noticed first is called dominant; the elements noticed later are called subordinate.
The principle of art used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer's eyes throughout the work of art.
The principle of art that creates unity by stressing the similarities of separate but related parts
Principle of art concerned with difference or contrast
Principle of art concerned with the size relationships of one part to another.
Principle of art concerned with equalizing visual forces or elements in a work of art.
The principle of art that indicates movement by the repetition of elements or objects.
Rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art.
Basic visual symbols in the language of art.
Composition with Yellow,
Blue and Red
Oil on Canvas
72.5 x 69 cm
Tate Galley, London
The principle of art that refers to a two-dimensional decorative visual repetition