The Elements of Art Point ~ the smallest element, the center, a dot
The Elements of Art Line~ a never ending series of points, the edge of a shape, a directional force
The Elements of Art Shape~ an area of space that is trapped by a closed line • Organic - natural, curvy • Geometric - angular, measurable
The Elements of Art Form~ a collection of shapes that create a 3-D object or the illusion of a 3-D object
Point, Line, Shape, Form • Points become Lines • Lines become Shapes • Shapes become Forms • Forms are 3 Dimensional
Georges Seurat: “Sunday at the Park”Points in a Painting: Pointillism
Pablo Picasso “Mother and Child” 1922 Follow the bold black lines in this painting beginning at the bottom right corner to the top left.
Picasso “Three Musicians” 1921 • What type of shapes does the artist use here; organic or geometric? • What do you think the subject of this abstract collage?
Picasso: “Guernica” 1937 Identify points, lines and shapes. What do you think the subject is in this work of art?
Now, What about Color? • Hue - Pure Color • Value - Light to Dark • Intensity -Brightness
Natural ColorDiego Rivera “Flower Festival” 1925 • Colors from the natural world, colors that you see in nature, colors that would be realistic.
Expressive ColorHuichol Yarn Painting • Colors chosen for their brilliance, colors chosen because of their impact
Texture • Texture - the way something feels or appears that it would feel
Space Ansel Adams “Moon Over Half Dome” 1960 • Space - the spaces in and around the objects in a work of art, positive or negative