Presentation on theme: "Elements of painting, printmaking, photography, graphics art Or how we talk about images on a flat surface."— Presentation transcript:
Elements of painting, printmaking, photography, graphics art Or how we talk about images on a flat surface
What is it? A two-dimensional object Rejects representation Does not try to represent the real Iconic – symbol of the real Techniques to unveil the process Accepts representation Tries to imitate the real Tries to be three- dimensional Techniques to fool the eye
How is it done? How the elements are used And put together describe the composition of the piece
Elements of painting/design 1. Line 2. Form 3. Color 4. Space 5. Texture
Use of basic elements in composition 1. Repetition 2. Balance 3. Unity 4. Focal area 5. Perspective 6. Chiaroscuro 7. Dynamics
The composition of a piece helps us construct meaning in and for the artwork.
Line Real line – actual line on the surface Implied line – suggested line through color, shape, boundaries of objects Painterly line – more implied than real Linear – more actual line than implied Line is used to control our eye, create unity and balance, help construct meaning
Form Shape of object (as a result of the use of line) Shape of parts of composition Triangle, square, circle, and so on
Color Hue – pure color (red, blue,….) Value – amount of black or white in color Intensity – degree of purity of color
Space Illusion of three dimensions
Texture Implied – suggested roughness or smoothness of objects in the composition Real – what it would feel like if you touched it
How those elements are used to create the image….
Repetition The repetition of line, color, shapes Repeat the element in a consistent pattern Repeat the element in a variation of the pattern Juxtapose elements in a pattern
Balance Symmetrical Bilateral if divided the same on both sides Asymmetrical Placement of unlike terms
Unity Completeness within the frame (closed composition) Incomplete; viewers attention drawn outside the composition (open composition) Use of color, line, shape to pull the objects together
Focal Area Where ones attention is drawn Can have more than one focal area
Perspective Making a two-dimensional object into the illusion of three-dimensional Linear (1-point) perspective Converging line to achieve the sense of distance Aerial perspective Color, detail, size to create sense of distance
Chiaroscuro Contrasts of light and dark
Dynamics How lively or stable/stolid does the picture seem?
Subject matter Continuum From real (representation) to nonobjective (iconic)
Our knowledge of the history of the use of elements also contributes to the meaning of the object.