The building blocks of art.
The elements of art are those components that one combines with principles of design to construct art.
A mark with length and direction.
A continuous mark made on a surface by a moving point
Ansel Adams Gustave Caillebotte
C O L O R
C O L O R
Hue -another word for color
Intensity - the brightness or dullness of a shade or color
Value - lightness or darkness of a shade or color
V A L U E
V A L U E:
An enclosed area defined and determined by other art elements; Shapes are limited to two dimensions: length and width.
Geometric shapes - circles, rectangles, squares, triangles and so on - have the clear edges one achieves when using tools to create them.
Organic shapes have natural, less well-defined edges, for example an amoeba, a leaf, or a cloud.
Sculpture is an example of “real” form
This painting is an example of “implied” form
FORM is a 3-dimensional object; or something in a 2-dimensional artwork that appears to be 3-dimensional.
For example, this circle, which is 2-dimensional, is a shape,
But the sphere, which is 3-dimensional, is a form. Form can
Be real or implied.
S P A C E
The distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things. space in a composition
The development of foreground, middleground, and backgroundis one way to create DEPTH.
Positive space is the area of a composition that is filled with something- the objects. Negative space is the area which surrounds the objects in a composition or the empty areas.
Overlapping is a technique that can be used to develop space in a composition.
The surface quality of an object, smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. Textures may be actual or implied.