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1 Visual Elements

2 A mark that is made on a surface, lines are the first element of art.
Lines can be used to express various things or feelings; Lines can be used in various ways to create different compositions. LINE Vertical lines can be used to express an orderly feeling, horizontal lines can give a feeling of peace and stillness, diagonal lines are used to create feelings of movement.

3 The tone refers to the changes in the base colour, this is also determined by how much light is reflected or absorbed by any surface. Various intensities of tone could be the highlights, midtones or shadows. TONE

4 COLOUR Colour always has three characteristics; hue, tone and the intensity. Hue means the shades (Red, yellow or pink), tone refers to the lightness or the darkness and intensity refers to the brightness or dullness of the colour.

5 TEXTURE The texture is the quality of a surface, lines and shading can be used to create different textures.

6 Decorative arrangement.
PATTERN Decorative arrangement. A design, motif or decoration, especially formed from regular repeated elements.

7 SHAPE A shape always has two dimensions, length as well as width. This is represented as an enclosed area that is defined by colour, tone or texture. When lines form together, they form shapes. Shapes can be geometrical, rectangles, ovals and squares.

8 FORM A form always has three dimensions; length, width and height. Examples of such would be cubes, pyramids, spheres or even cylinders, form has depth as well as height.

9 LINE Vincent Van Gogh (1853 -1890) Dutch Self portrait 1887
Piet Mondrian(1872 –1944) Dutch Blue and red

10 “Self-Portrait in Tuxedo” 1927
TONE Banksy 1970 ish British "Tourist Information" 2005 Max Beckmann ( ) German “Self-Portrait in Tuxedo” 1927

11 COLOUR Edvard Munch 1863 -1944 Norwegian “The Scream” 1893
Andy Warhol ( ) American “Marilyn Munroe” 1962


13 “Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies” 1899
TEXTURE Claude Monet (1840 –1926) French “Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies” 1899 Jackson Pollock ( ) American “No5” 1948

14 PATTERN Gustav Klimt (1862 –1918) Austrian M C Escher (1898-1972)
“The Kiss” 1907 M C Escher ( ) Dutch “Reptiles” 1943

15 SHAPE Keith Haring (1958-1990) Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Pennsylvania
"Andy Mouse" 1986 Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Spanish “Weeping Woman” 1937

16 “Campbell's Soup” (Tomato) 1968
FORM Andy Warhol ( ) American “Campbell's Soup” (Tomato) 1968 Kurt Wenner American “Gear of war 2” 2006

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