Presentation on theme: " When faced with art snobs. When stumped for conversation at art galleries. If ever you have to write a paper on art. It is all elemental, my dear."— Presentation transcript:
When faced with art snobs. When stumped for conversation at art galleries. If ever you have to write a paper on art. It is all elemental, my dear friends!
Elements: 6 fundamental aspects of art, they make ART LineSpace Value Shape/Form ColorTexture Principals: 7 ways incorporate elements into an artwork. BalanceEmphasis Movement Pattern Repetition Rhythm Variety Unity Proportion
Elements are like the INGREDIANTS Principals are like the RECIPE
Is a continuous mark. The artist Paul Klee said “ Line was a dot taking a walk.” It has five characteristics: length, width, curvature, depth, and texture.
A shape is an enclosed line. It has height and width and is usually considered flat…2-D. There are Geometric shapes… circle, square, rectangle, or triangle. There are also Organic shapes that are derived from living things.
A form is two or more shapes combined. It has height, width, and depth. It is considered 3-D and you usually can walk around and/or through it. The basic geometric forms are sphere, cone, cylinder, and cube.
Is the area the artist works on. It can be paper, clay, canvas, walls, etc. It has two characteristics: positive…the object and negative… the voided area surrounding the object.
Mixing two secondary colors together creates…browns Orange + Green = Yellow Brown (Amber) Green + Violet = Green Brown (Olive) Violet + Orange = Red Brown (Rust)
Is the lightness and darkness of a color or neutral gray. White added to a color is a tint. Gray added to a color is a tone. Black added to a color is a shade. These are also called NEUTRALS.
The feel of a surface. There are two kinds: Actual or real… usually made by nature Implied or fake… usually created by man
Balance Equilibrium … the feeling of being comfortable in artwork. Where the Elements are placed in the picture in a way so they have equal weight. There are three kinds… Symmetrical, Radial and Asymmetrical
Symmetrical or formal balance which is objects centered
Asymmetrical or informal balance which is more objects on one side or off centered.
Drawing attention to the main object. All elements; like line, color, and shapes, direct your eye to the main point.
This is the path the viewer’s eye takes through the artwork, often to focal areas. Such movement can be directed along lines edges, shape and color within the artwork.
is the repeating of an object or symbol all over the artwork.
The act of doing something again. Repeating design elements.
is the feeling of unity created when all parts (sizes, amounts, or number) relate well with each other. The relationship between two objects
Using the elements of design repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement. Variety is essential to keep rhythm exciting and active, and moving the viewer around the artwork. Rhythm creates a mood like music or dancing.
The use of several elements of design to hold the viewer’s attention and to guide the viewer’s eye through the artwork.
The feeling of harmony between all parts of the artwork creating a sense of completeness.
1. Glue it in your sketchbook and beside it 2. List and describe the Elements (ingredients) that are apparent in the piece. 3. List and describe the Principles (Recipe) that makes use of these Elements
Elements: Value: The use of white makes more dramatic shadows and high contrast Color: The neutral palette makes for a more dramatic piece. Texture: Very realistic textures Space: The space inside the lung cavity. Shape/Form: Obviously a 3D realistic form. Principles: Variety: Lots of textures and shapes creates variety. Unity: Similar textures and the monochromatic color scheme unify the piece. Balance: The piece has very equal weight distribution Rhythm/Movement: The many lines and textures of the birds give them movement. Proportion: Shapes and Forms in are proportion according to the space.