Presentation on theme: "Elements of painting, printmaking, photography, graphics art"— Presentation transcript:
1 Elements of painting, printmaking, photography, graphics art Or how we talk about imageson a flat surface
2 What is it? A two-dimensional object Rejects representationDoes not try to represent the “real”Iconic – symbol of the realTechniques to unveil the processAccepts representationTries to imitate the “real”Tries to be three-dimensionalTechniques to fool the eye
3 How is it done? How the elements are used And put together describe the composition of the piece
4 Elements of painting/design 1. Line2. Form3. Color4. Space5. Texture
5 Use of basic elements in composition 1. Repetition2. Balance3. Unity4. Focal area5. Perspective6. Chiaroscuro7. Dynamics
6 The composition of a piece helps us construct meaning in and for the artwork.
7 Line Real line – actual line on the surface Implied line – suggested line through color, shape, boundaries of objectsPainterly line – more implied than realLinear – more actual line than impliedLine is used to control our eye, create unity and balance, help construct meaning
8 Form Shape of object (as a result of the use of line) Shape of parts of compositionTriangle, square, circle, and so on
9 Color Hue – pure color (red, blue,….) Value – amount of black or white in colorIntensity – degree of purity of color
11 TextureImplied – suggested roughness or smoothness of objects in the compositionReal – what it would feel like if you touched it
12 How those elements are used to create the image….
13 Repetition The repetition of line, color, shapes Repeat the element in a consistent patternRepeat the element in a variation of the patternJuxtapose elements in a pattern
14 Balance Symmetrical Asymmetrical Bilateral if divided the same on both sidesAsymmetricalPlacement of unlike terms
15 Unity Completeness within the frame (closed composition) Incomplete; viewer’s attention drawn outside the composition (open composition)Use of color, line, shape to pull the objects together
16 Focal AreaWhere one’s attention is drawnCan have more than one focal area
17 PerspectiveMaking a two-dimensional object into the illusion of three-dimensionalLinear (1-point) perspectiveConverging line to achieve the sense of distanceAerial perspectiveColor, detail, size to create sense of distance
18 Contrasts of light and dark ChiaroscuroContrasts of light and dark
19 How lively or stable/stolid does the picture seem? DynamicsHow lively or stable/stolid does the picture seem?
20 Continuum From real (representation) to nonobjective (iconic) Subject matterContinuumFrom real (representation) to nonobjective (iconic)
21 Our knowledge of the history of the use of elements also contributes to the meaning of the object.
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