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  • Elements of ArtThe basic parts of an artwork.

  • Elements of artLineShapeFormColorTextureValueSpace

  • Line

    The path of an object through space or a mark made by an object.

  • Use three words to describe a line

  • Describe the Lines in this work!

  • ShapeShape is a 2-dimensional enclosed space.It has width and height.

  • Shapes can be organic or geometric.Geometric-Man-made shapes that have set rules, ex.- square, circle, etcOrganic-Shapes that are found in nature that have no set rules.

  • Describe the shapes in this artwork.

  • FormForm is a 3-dimensional enclosed space. It has width, height, and depth.Form can also be geometric or organic.When describing form tell what the form is and how the artist made it look three dimensional.

  • For every geometric shape there is a corresponding geometric form.

  • Describe the forms in this artwork.

  • TextureTexture is the way something feels or looks like it feels.When describing texture you explain how it looks like it feels and what the artist did to make it look that way.

  • Two Types of TextureVisual texture is the way something looks like it feels- used in 2-D artworks.Actual/Tactile texture is the way something actually feels- used in 3-D artworks.

  • Describe the texture in this artwork

  • SpaceDefinition one-The area around, above, between, below and within things.

  • Positive Space is area within what artist creates! (black area)Negative Space is the area left over.(white area)

  • Definition TwoCreating the illusion of depth in an artwork. Depth is making an object appear to be 3-d.This is what you should focus on when you describe space in an artwork!

  • Foreground- the objects at the front of the artwork.Middle ground- the objects in the middle area of the artwork.Background- the objects farthest way in the artwork.

  • Two Types of PerspectiveAtmospheric Perspective- blurring objects, making them darker, or changing their size to make them look farther away.1-Point Perspective- Using diagonal lines to make objects appear to go back into space.

  • One- Point Perspective

  • 3 Parts to 1- Point PerspectiveHorizon Line- Line where earth meets the sky.Vanishing Point- point on the horizon line where all lines meet.Orthogonal- Diagonal lines that meet at vanishing point.

  • How did the artist create space?

  • ValueValue is the lightness and darkness of a color. Value is actually a property of color. When you discuss value you also should discuss color.

  • ValueTints are created when you add white to a colorFor example- red + white= pink.Shades are created when you add black to a colorFor example- red + black = burgundy.

    A set of color values is the base color (like red) with its tint and shade- for example red, pink (tint) and burgundy (shade.)

  • How has the artist used value?

  • Color!Color is what the eye sees when light is reflected off of an object. Pure color only comes from pure white light.Without light, there is no color!

  • Color contColor travels in white light in the color spectrum.When white light is passed through a prism you get the colors separated- ROYGBIV.

  • Color VocabularyHue is the name of a color.Intensity is the brightness or dullness of a color.The color wheel is a tool used for organizing color.Color Groups/Color Schemes are families of colors that have similarities.

  • Color Wheel

  • Primary Colors- Basic Colors, cannot be created with other colors.Red, Yellow, and Blue!

  • Secondary Colors- Created by mixing two primary colors.Orange, Green, and Violet (Purple)

  • Intermediate/Tertiary Colors- created by combining one primary and one secondary.Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, and yellow-green.

  • Warm Colors- feel warm and seem to come forward in artworks- from yellow to red-violet on the color wheel.

  • Cool colors- feel cool and calming, seem to go backwards in artworks. From yellow-green to violet on the color wheel.

  • Neutral Colors-Not found on the color wheel

    Can be created by combining all three primaries or two complements.

    Black, brown, white, gray.

  • Complementary colors- Colors directly across from each other on the color wheel. When put next to each other, they appear brighter.When combined, they make a neutral color.

  • Analogous Colors- Colors next to each other on the color wheel. They share a common color. For example- red, red-violet, and violet.

  • Monochromatic- using tints and shades of only one color.

  • Describe the colors in this artwork.


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