ELEMENTS OF ART & PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN.
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The elements of design can be thought of as the things that make up a painting, drawing, design etc. Good or bad - all paintings will contain most of if not all, the seven elements of design.
The Principles of design can be thought of as what we do to the elements of design. How we apply the Principles of design determines how successful we are in creating a work of art.
RED, YELLOW, BLUE
Bay Side (1967)
Acrylic on Canvas
The Golden WallHans Hofmann59½ x 71½"Oil on Canvas1961The Art Institute of
Claude Monet.Haystack at the Sunset near Giverny. 1891. Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise (1872): oil on canvas
Still Life, Tulips (1930)
Watercolor on paper
Contact paper collage on mylar
The surface quality of an object.
The actual texture of an object.
Artists may create texture in art to give it a visual interest or evoke feeling
A two-dimensional piece of art is made to look like a certain texture but is in fact just a smooth piece of paper.
Any two-dimensional image or element that is used in the artwork
An object that has three dimensions.
The perception of depth or dimension. It defines whether objects are in front or behind other objects, are situated around them, or projects from them.
Shapes that appear stable and resting
Shapes that appears moving and active
The element of art and design dealing with the lightness and darkness of color in an artwork.
A color can be darkened by addingblackthat results in ashade of that color.
A color can be lightened by adding white that results in atintof that color.