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1 Linear Sculpture Project:
Create a freestanding linear sculpture balanced by planes of color. Objectives: Design a freestanding sculpture using sticks. Make thumbnail sketches of several ideas first. You may choose to design a modular unit using 2-4 sticks. Construct as many modular units as possible with your sticks. Then assemble your sculpture from all of the modules. Spray paint the sculpture if desired. Add paper to select areas to create planes. Look at Piet Mondrian’s paintings as a source of inspiration. Consider how these solid planes will create movement and balance throughout your sculpture. Show awareness of sculpture vocabulary: Line, Plane, Positive/Negative Space, Balance, Movement/Rhythm, Repetition, Module, Geometric







8 Artist: Haydn Davies (1921-2008)
Title: Symposium Piece for Eva Material: Laminated Cedar

9 Diane Simpson Aaron Kellner

10 Piet Mondrian Piet Mondrian radically simplified the elements of his artwork in an effort to reflect what he believed to be the order underlying the visible world. In his ground breaking paintings of the 1920s, Mondrian strictly limited his color palette to black, white, and the three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue.

11 Key Ideas about Mondrian:
Mondrian equated art with the spiritual. He simplified his work, searching to reveal the essence of the spiritual energy in the balance of forces that governs nature and the universe. Mondrian attempted to represent the world through vertical and horizontal lines which to him represented the two opposing forces: the positive and the negative, the dynamic and the static, the masculine and the feminine. His work progressed from traditional representation to complete abstraction. from:

12 Composition with Large Blue Plane,
Red, Black, Yellow, and Gray Oil on canvas x 50 cm (23 3/4 x 19 5/8 in) Dallas Museum of Art Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow, , oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 21 7/8 inches (60.3 x 55.4 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.


14 Define these terms in your visual journal and include a visual example of each. List which is an art element and which is a principle of design. Line Plane Positive/Negative Space Balance Repetition Movement/Rhythm Module Geometric

15 Line: the path of a moving point

16 Plane: surface areas defined by a change in direction

17 Space: the area around, between, below, and within objects
Space: the area around, between, below, and within objects. Examples of positive/negative space (also called figure/ground):

18 Balance: creating a sense of equal weight or interest
Balance: creating a sense of equal weight or interest. There are 3 different types of balance. Symmetrical balance:

19 Asymmetrical balance:

20 Radial Balance:

21 Repetition: an element that is used again and again (pattern)

22 Movement / Rhythym Movement: creating a feeling of action; guiding a viewer’s eye through the art work. Rhythm: repeating elements to create movement (a visual tempo or beat).

23 Module: a three-dimensional motif
(motif = a unit that is repeated) Geometric: precise shapes defined mathematically (opposite of free-form, organic shapes, such as what you see in nature)

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