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2 Definition of Visual Arts…..
Unique expressions of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and feelings presented in well-designed visual forms.

3 The Lovers, Rene Magritte, 1928
Mystery is mystery and has no meaning. Is love blind? Looks like drapes used by the morgue, or the dress wrapped around his mother’s dead body pulled from the river after she committed suicide when he was 14. He said his work has no meaning and is a mystery because everyone’s interprepation is different. What is the meaning of this painting? What did the artist use to put it together?

Elements of art are the basic components or “building blocks” such as line, shape, form, value, color, texture, and space that artists use to create an artwork. An artist can choose which elements to use to get his/her idea, belief, feeling or experience across.

5 Line LINE is a continuous mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface.

6 TYPES OF LINES There are 4 types of line : horizontal diagonal curved
vertical curved

7 Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night, 1889, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 ¼
wnat Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night, 1889, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 ¼

8 Contour lines are the edges and surface ridges of an object.
Implied lines are a series of points that the viewer’s eyes automatically connect or the “line” between two colors. They are “suggested” lines-not “real” lines. Implied lines are suggested not real.

9 Shape and Form Shape is a 2 dimensional area
Form is a 3 dimensional area

10 SHAPE SHAPE is a two-dimensional area that has length and height.
Geometric shapes Organic shapes

Piet Mondrian Ellsworth Kelly Geometric shape Organic shape SQUARES & RECTANGLES

12 FORM Form is a three-dimensional area that has height, width, and depth. height depth length

13 FORMS For example, a square, which is two-dimensional, is a shape, but a cube, which is three-dimensional, is a form. pyramids, spheres, cones, and cylinders are examples of various forms. SQUARE CYLINDER CUBE rectangle 2-D SHAPE 2-D shape 3-D FORM 3-D FORM

14 Pottery is a Form 3 DIMENSIONAL
Curved, contour lines Pottery is a Form 3 DIMENSIONAL Yasuhiro Okuma The artist chose a curved contour line and diagonal lines painted on the surface DIAGONAL LINES

15 Value The lightness or darkness of a color. Sometimes that color is black as in a drawing or photograph

16 Value Scale showing the gradations (steps) of black

17 VALUE: Janet Fish The artist chose to draw on paper and used many different values to make the bottles of cherries look 3 dimensional. She used curved lines and horizontal lines.

18 Color Color has three properties: (1) hue-the color’s name, e.g., red, yellow, blue, etc.: (2) intensity- the purity and strength of a color, e.g., bright red or dull red; and (3) value- the lightness or darkness of a color.

19 When a ray of white light is split, a color spectrum (rainbow) is created and we can see colors.

20 COLOR Color is seen when light strikes an object and the individual color reflects back to the eyes. Light hits an object Red reflects back to the eye-all other colors are absorbed into the object

21 Color Wheel Artists bend the color spectrum (rainbow) into a circle which organizes the colors

22 Properties of Color Hue, Value, Intensity

23 Hue Another word for color-which is the name we give the color red green blue yellow orange violet

24 Intensity Intensity is the purity and strength of a color, e.g., bright red or dull red. A color is made duller by adding its complement. red made duller by adding green

25 Value of a color Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.
Shade-made by adding black to a color Tint-made by adding white to a color

26 Color Value Scale

27 Color or no color? Which will get the idea across to the viewer the best?

28 Texture An element of art which refers to the surface quality or "feel" an object has-its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc.

29 TYPES OF TEXTURE Textures may be actual or implied. Actual textures can be felt with the fingers, while implied textures are suggested by an artist.

M.C. Escher Eye, 1946, mezzotint Shiny & smooth Hairy

31 Space Space can be the depth in between two objects.
Space can be negative and/or positive.

32 1. Space is the depth between objects that make some objects look behind another or farther away 2. Space can be positive and negative

POSITIVE SPACE Jonathan Kaplan Still Life with Teapot Cast Terra Cotta with underglaze pigments 20"x6"x6" 1994 Mug looks in front of the teapot Negative space

34 Elements of art An artist can choose which of the elements he/she would like to use. Not all elements need to be in their artwork…which are used here?

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