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Elements of Art. 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

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Elements of Art

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The Elements of Art

Point ~ the smallest element, the center, a dot

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The Elements of Art

Line~ a never ending series of points, the edge of a shape, a directional force

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The Elements of Art

Shape~ an area of space that is trapped by a closed line

  • Organic - natural, curvy

  • Geometric - angular, measurable

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The Elements of Art

Form~ a collection of shapes that create a

3-D object or the illusion of a 3-D object

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Point, Line, Shape, Form

  • Points become Lines

  • Lines become Shapes

  • Shapes become Forms

  • Forms are 3 Dimensional

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Georges Seurat: “Sunday at the Park”Points in a Painting: Pointillism

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Pablo Picasso “Mother and Child” 1922

Follow the bold black lines in this painting beginning at the bottom right corner to the top left.

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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?

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Picasso: “Guernica” 1937 Identify points, lines and shapes. What do you think the subject is in this work of art?

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Now, What about Color?

  • Hue - Pure Color

  • Value - Light to Dark

  • Intensity -Brightness

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Natural ColorDiego Rivera “Flower Festival” 1925

  • Colors from the natural world, colors that you see in nature, colors that would be realistic.

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Expressive ColorHuichol Yarn Painting

  • Colors chosen for their brilliance, colors chosen because of their impact

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  • Texture - the way something feels or appears that it would feel

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Space Ansel Adams “Moon Over Half Dome” 1960

  • Space - the spaces in and around the objects in a work of art, positive or negative

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Contemporary ArtistDale Leys

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Dale Leys: “Junior Microscope”

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Dale Leys: in his studio

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