Presentation on theme: "Line An Element of Design"— Presentation transcript:
1 Line An Element of Design This presentation was created following the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. Certain materials are included under the Fair Use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law. Further use of these materials and this presentation is restricted.
2 Descriptive LineLines created with a variety of tools that help us understand what we are looking at; can be outlines, contour lines, single lines or hatching.OutlineLines with little variation that describe the outer edges of shapes which appear flat. Most basic type of descriptive line.Contour LineLines that define the outer edges of forms and surfaces. Unlike outlines, they vary in darkness and thickness.HatchingShading using closely spaced, parallel lines used to suggest light and shadow.CrosshatchingShading created by crossed parallel lines.
3 Implied LinesLines that are indicated indirectly in artworks at edges where two shapes meet, where a form ends and the space around it begins, or by positioning several objects or figures in a row.EdgeWhere one shape ends and another begins, resulting in implied lines.ClosureThe tendency to complete partial forms or shapes by seeing lines that do not exist.Lines of SightImplied lines suggest by the direction in which figures in a picture are looking, or from the observer’s eye to the object being looked at.
4 Can you find four lines of sight in the artwork?
5 Expressive LineLines that are produced to express an idea, mood, or quality (e.g. graceful, nervous, delicate, aggressive, etc.)
6 Abstract LineLines found in very abstract and nonobjective artworks which do not describe anything. They are meant to be seen only as line.
8 Alexander CalderCalder was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, toys, wire sculptures, and designed carpets.
9 Here are some examples of his work. Goldfish BowlCaracas