Value The light or dark quality of a color or shape in a painting Black is the darkest value while white is the lightest Most successful paintings have a contrast in value The stronger the contrast, the more dramatic the painting seems
Space Illusion of space Artists create an illusion of space in a painting Artists use perspective to show depth or space in a painting Perspective: the representation of 3D objects and space on a flat surface
Aerial Perspective: Creates the illusion of distance by muting color and blurring detail as objects get farther away Far away –Lighter values –The edges become softer/more blurred Up close –Values are darker –Colors are more intense
Analysis of a Painting Subject matter: Which subject matter best describes your painting? Why? Elements of Art: (COMPLETE SENTENCES) –Color: What kinds of the color? How does the artist use color? –Texture: What kind of texture, where? How does it contribute to the painting? –Line: What kinds of line? How does it contribute to the painting? –Value: Light? Dark? Where? How does it contribute to the painting? –Shape/Form: What kinds? Where? How does it contribute to the painting? –Space: Is it deep or shallow space? How do you know? How does it contribute to the painting?