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Line. Vocabulary Descriptive line: – Lines created with a variety of tools; can be outlines, contour lines, single lines, or hatching. Outline: – Lines.

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2 Vocabulary Descriptive line: – Lines created with a variety of tools; can be outlines, contour lines, single lines, or hatching. Outline: – Lines with little variation that describe the outer edges of shapes which appear flat. Contour line: – Lines that define the outer edges of forms and surfaces within a form such as shapes or wrnkles and folds

3 Vocabulary Hatching: – Shading using closely spaced, parallel lines used to suggest light and shadow Crosshatching: – Shading created by crossed parallel lines

4 A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one- dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin. They lead your eye around the composition and can communicate information through their character and direction.

5 In nature… Line plays an important role in the structure of most natural and human made objects. In this photo, notice the internal lines as well as the contour lines

6 In nature…

7 Expressive lines Lines give artworks a particular feelin. What do these lines convey? Gary Molitor, Baghdad by the Bay, Computer graphics in wood block style. 72 x 56

8 lines Printed letters and numbers are shapes made with lines Attributed to Adam Weisweiler One of a pair of cabinets French, Paris, about 1810 Oak veneered with ebony and pewter; set with pietre dure plaques; gilt bronze mounts; portor d'Italie marble tops H: 3 ft. 4 in. x W: 4 ft. 11 1/8 in. x D: 1 ft. 8 7/8 in. 76.DA S f

9 Maps Lines and shapes on a map are symbols that satnd for other things like interstate highways, roads and riversS

10 Lines in Art. Art has as many kinds of lines as the lines you find in nature or in books or maps. Many lines in art are created by moving a tool such as a pencil, charcoal stick, pen or brush. Henri Matisse, Woman with Folded Hands, ( Pen and india ink on white paper, 10 5/8 x 14 7/16 Minneaplos Institute of Art.

11 Lines in Art. Some lines can even be made with light Henri Matisse, Woman with Folded Hands, ( Pen and india ink on white paper, 10 5/8 x 14 7/16 Minneaplos Institute of Art.

12 Photography Picassos old trick of painting with light never grows tired…especially with the addition of the digital camera…These were 15 second exposures drawn with a bare mini-mag light bulb at 400 ISO. One person stands very still, and behind them, another person draws the outlines really quickly, and since they are moving so fast, they dont really show up. These were taken in the woods, where Invisiblefellows Paul, Kerry and I hiked the amazing Escarpment Trail in the Catskills (more to come on that). You can see the full images of these light- paintings here:

13 Lines in Art Descriptive Implied Expressive

14 Descriptive lines can convey energy. Soft, shallow lines that help us understand what we are seeing. Descriptive lines include: Outlines Contour lines Single lines And hatching. scribbling-pointillism/attachment/charcoal-hatching/

15 Implied lines Are lines that suggest an edge rather than clearly defining one. Implied lines occur where testures, colors, and values change at edges of shapes in artwork x

16 Expressive lines When repeated, lines can create a pattern. In this example, the artist repeated different kinds of lines across the composition to create various patterns. Patterned lines also give the image rhythm. Vincent van Gogh Arles: View from the Wheatfields Dutch, France, 1888 Reed and quill pens and brown ink 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in

17 Vincent van Gogh Dutch, Weeping Tree, 1889 Art Institute of Chicago

18 Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haude Galline near Eygalieres Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh Drawing Height: 47 cm (18.5 in.), Width: 62 cm (24.41 in.) Van Gogh Museum (Netherlands) Van Gogh Museum

19 Elizabeth Catlett. American, born 1915 Sharecropper, 1952, printed 1970 Color linocut on cream Japanese paper 450 x 431 mm (block); 544 x 513 mm (sheet) Signed recto, lower right: "Elizabeth Catlett"; inscribed recto, lower left: "A/P Sharecropper" Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hartman, © Elizabeth Catlett/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Art Institute of Chicago

20 Larry Rivers Portrait of Edwin Denby, 1953 Pencil on paper 16 3/8 x 19 3/4" (41.5 x 50.1 cm) The MUseum of Modern Art, New York City

21 William Kentridge Seated Couple (Back to Back) 1998 Courtesy Museum of Modern Art New York © 2010 William Kentridge

22 Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Olga in a fur collar, 1923.

23 Pablo Picasso, Head of Marie Therese, 1933


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