The Elements of Art • The Elements of Art are the building blocks for a work of art. • Artists use the elements in planned and organized ways. • They are organized according to the Principles of Design. Line Line • …is the path of a moving point. • It is left by a tool • It is not left naturally • Often suggest movement in a work Shape Shape • 2D • Can either be geometric or organic Shape • Can create variety in a work – Large, medium & small shapes – Gometric & organic shapes – Flat & patterned shapes – Dark & light shapes – Positive & negative shapes – Outlined & unoutlined shapes Shape • Geometric vs. Organic Shape Which kind of shapes do you see in these paintings? "Interruption Series/Red "Sheep on the Job" by Will Kimono" by B.J. White, Bullas, watercolor, 30"x30" Acrylic, 45"x54" Shape vs. Form Form Form • 3D • Take up space or give the illusion of taking up space in a 2D work When an artist views a sculpture or piece of pottery, 3-dimensional art, they need to view it from all sides. If one were to view it just from the front, a lot of expression and detail would be missed. Color Color • Color is the most expressive element of art and is seen by the way light reflects off a surface. w s Warm vs. Cool Color Moods Value Value • Lightness or Darkness • Helps to Define Form in a 2D work Texture Texture • The way an object feels • Real or Implied (Imaginary) Real Texture Real Texture Implied Texture Space Space • Space is the illusion of objects having depth on the 2-dimensional surface. Deep Space Shallow Space Positive vs. Negative Practicing Elements • Go to www.google.com • Search Elements of Art • Click on the first site ElementsMain • Scroll to the bottom and click on (Monaprint JPG) • Right click on the picture and click copy • Open Paint • Go to Edit • Paste Elements of Art Mona Lisa • COLOR • The original Mona Lisa (La Giocanda) was painted by Leonardo DaVinci. It • presently hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Mona Lisa is probably • the most widely recognized work of art. Some people say that it is her mysterious • smile that makes her so unique. Other people say that no matter where you are in • the room, the eyes always seem to follow you. We do know that Leonardo worked • on this oil painting for four years before he considered it done. It is only 30 inches • by 21 inches. The painting was stolen from the museum and was missing for • three years. During that time, hundreds of forgeries appeared on the world • market. Elements of Art Mona Lisa Using the Paint program, redesign Mona to emphasize one of the Elements of Design.