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the building blocks used to create a work of art
Line Shape Form Value Color Texture Space Volume/Mass
An extended point; with length and direction Can you Name some types of lines?
Wassily Kandinsky Russian-born artist one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting 1866-1944 "Composition VIII", 1923 Composition VIII reflects the influence of Suprematism and Constructivism He uses different colors within the forms to energize their geometry: a yellow circle with blue halo versus blue circle with yellow halo; a right angle filled with blue and an acute angle colored pink.
Jackson Pollock American Painter the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement 1912-1956 “Lavender Mist: Number 1”, 1950 Pollock was the first “all-over‘” painter, pouring paint rather than using brushes and a palette, and abandoning all conventions of a central motif “The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.” He painted no image, just ”action”
Piet Mondrian Dutch Abstract Painter the real artist of geometry, “abstract purity” 1872-1944 “Composition with Red, Yellow, Blue and Black”, 1921 Mondrian imposed rigorous constraints on himself, using only primary colors, black and white, and straight-sided forms. he developed a new style of abstract painting, replacing his cluttered canvasses with simplicity
A closed line It is 2-D Can be geometric Can be organic
Henri Matisse French Fauvist Artist 1869-1954 “Anfitrite”, 1947 gouache on paper cut and pasted Matisse generally cut the shapes out freehand, using a small pair of scissors and saving both the item cut out and remaining scraps of paper.
Focal Point area that first attracts attention in a composition
feeling of visual equality in shape, form, value, color, etc… symmetrical or evenly balanced asymmetrical and un-evenly balanced
A visual tempo or beat regular repetition of elements of art to produce the look and feel of movement. Henri Matisse, “Dance (I)”, 1909
A way of combining elements of art to accent their similarities and bind the picture parts into a whole. Henri Matisse, “Dance (I)”, 1909
A way of combining visual elements to produce a sense of implied action. Pablo Picasso, “Starry Night”, 1889
size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another. Leonardo da Vinci, “Vitruvian Man”, 1480
Unity: The quality of wholeness or oneness; when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious, giving the work a sense of completion. Variety: adds interest by using contrasting elements within the composition; an assortment.
Element occurring more than once Repetition with Variation is interesting, without variation repetition can become monotonous
The repetition of anything - shapes, lines, or colors in a planned way Also called a motif, in a design M.C. Escher, Path of Life III 1966 woodcut in red and black, printed from 2 blocks
when two related elements are different. using opposing qualities next to each other. For example, black and white Contrast adds variety to the total design and creates unity. Georges La tour, Joseph the Carpenter 1645, Louvre, Paris
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