Presentation on theme: "The Elements of Art 7 BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART Artists use these blocks to create effects in art."— Presentation transcript:
The Elements of Art 7 BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART Artists use these blocks to create effects in art
Line A mark with greater length than width Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; straight or curved; thick or thin. A straight line is static, passive & decorative. A curved line is dynamic, ever changing, and naturalistic.
These two paintings show use of geometric and organic shapes. How do they compare? “Eye Candy” Bruce Gray “ Persistence of Time” Salvador Dali ”
Form Refers to 3 dimensional shapes that have length, width, and depth. In 2 dimensional design the artist creates the “illusion” of form Artists use light effects and value to suggest 3 dimensional form
Value How light or dark something is A value scale moves from black to white. Creates mood Dark and light values are dynamic. Middle values or grays are static and passive
“Onions and Garlic” JD Hillberry Notice how the artist has created light and dark areas (value). By using value the artist is able to suggest 3D form.
“The Crucifixion of St. Peter” Caravaggio What does the use of value do here?
Texture Surface quality that can be seen or felt. Texture can be rough or smooth, soft or hard Rough textures are dynamic and active. Smooth textures are decorative and passive.
Notice the tree trunk. Does it look smooth or rough? Notice also the dotting technique used on the leaves of the tree.
Color Colors can create mood Color can create emphasis Color can create a sense of space
Color Wheel Color Schemes are groups of color Artists organize colors on a Color Wheel
Space The arrangement of objects on a picture plane The COMPOSITION Radial Symmetric Asymmetric
“Mona Lisa” Leonardo da Vinci “The Scream” Edvard Munch Which artwork is SYMMETRIC? Which artwork is ASYMMETRIC? Which artwork is RADIAL? Untitled, Andy Goldsworthy
They areThey are The elements of art are the building blocks of art creation. They can be analyzed, organized, and manipulated by artists. They are the visual language of art. When looking at a work of art, see if you can identify which elements of art the artist stressed, organized, or used to express a message or to create a mood.