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1 the building blocks used to create a work of art

2 Line Shape Form Value Color Texture Space Volume/Mass

3 An extended point; with length and direction Can you Name some types of lines?

4 Wassily Kandinsky Russian-born artist one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting "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.

5 Jackson Pollock American Painter the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement “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”

6 Piet Mondrian Dutch Abstract Painter the real artist of geometry, “abstract purity” “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

7 Outline Contour Line Gesture Line

8 A closed line It is 2-D Can be geometric Can be organic

9 Henri Matisse French Fauvist Artist “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.

10 A 3-D object having volume and thickness

11 “tone” The lightness or darkness of an color Value Scale 1.Highlight 2.Area of Illumination 3.Half Shade 4.Deep Shade 5.Cast Shadow

12 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble

13 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands 1948 Lithograph

14 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble

15 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble M.C. Escher, Hand with Fir Cone 1921 woodcut

16 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble

17 Techniques Blended Crosshatch Hatch Stipple Scumble

18 Drawing Pencil

19 surface quality either tactile or visual the degree of roughness or smoothness

20 the area between and around objects Positive/negative space

21 “HUE”: color in it’s pure state Chroma: purity or intensity of color Intensity: bright/dull Value: light/dark

22 Monochromatic Analogous Complementary Triadic Tint/Shade Warm/Cool

23 V: Refers to the space within a form M: the effect and degree of bulk, density, and weight of matter in space Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913, Bronze

24 Emphasis Balance Rhythm Harmony Movement Proportion Unity & Variety Repetition Pattern Contrast

25 Focal Point area that first attracts attention in a composition

26 feeling of visual equality in shape, form, value, color, etc… symmetrical or evenly balanced asymmetrical and un-evenly balanced

27 A visual tempo or beat regular repetition of elements of art to produce the look and feel of movement. Henri Matisse, “Dance (I)”, 1909

28 A way of combining elements of art to accent their similarities and bind the picture parts into a whole. Henri Matisse, “Dance (I)”, 1909

29 A way of combining visual elements to produce a sense of implied action. Pablo Picasso, “Starry Night”, 1889

30 size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another. Leonardo da Vinci, “Vitruvian Man”, 1480

31 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.

32 UNITY & VARIETY Wasily Kandinsky, “Several Circles”, 1926

33 Element occurring more than once Repetition with Variation is interesting, without variation repetition can become monotonous

34 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

35 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

36 References Alpha Books. (2013). [Online image]. Retrieved from techniques.html Chiang, H. C. (2014). Drawings. Retrieved from Christus Rex Project. (2000). Joseph the Carpenter. Retrieved from Duey, B. (2008). [Online image]. Fussell, M. (2010). Use Positive and Negative Space to Enhance Your Art Compositions. Retrieved from Ibiblio.org. (2010). Vitruvian Man. Retrieved from Labyrinth Conceptions. (2006). [Online image]. Retrieved form Lukyanov, I. (2010). [Online image]. Retrieved from McArdle, T. (2014). [Online image]. Pioch, N. (2002). Jackson Pollock. Retrieved from Printable Colouring Pages. (2011). Geometric Shapes Color. Retrieved from Rummyhunny. (2010). Color!. Retrieved from Sofia Learning, LLC. (2014). [Online image]. Retrieved from Succession H. Matisse. (2011). Paper Cut Outs. Retrieved from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2013). Unique Forms of Continuity in Space. Retrieved form art/ The Modern Museum of Art. (2014). Composition with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Gray. Retrieved form The Modern Museum of Art. (2014). Paris, Boulevard des Invalides. Retrieved from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (2014). Vasily Kandinsky. Retrieved from york/education/school-educator-programs/teacher-resources/arts-curriculum-online?view=item&catid=716&id=150 Today in Art. (2014). [Online image]. Retrieved from practice/ Van Gogh Gallery. (2013). Starry, Starry Night. Retrieved from Word Press. (2012). Color Wheel. Retrieved from Word Press. (2012). Drawing Lines. Retrieved from


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