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Elements of Design. These are the building blocks that are used to assemble art. The seven elements of design are line value, texture, shape, form, space, and color. . , . Line. A line is a mark made by a moving point.

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elements of design
Elements of Design

These are the building blocks that are used to assemble art.

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The seven elements of design are

line

value,

texture,

shape,

form,

space, and

color.

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Line
  • A line is a mark made by a moving point.
  • It can have psychological impact according to its direction, weight.
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Vertical lines give a

lofty or spiritual feeling.

space
Space
  • Positive space is the area taken up by the objects.
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Georgia O’Keeffe, (American)

1887-1986

White Trumpet Flower

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Salvador Dali (Spanish) 1904-1989,

The Deterioration of The Persistence Of Memory

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Form

This element refers to

three-dimensional shapes that have -

length, width and depth.

  • They take up space. You can hold them, and walk around them.
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Michelangelo Buonoratti (Italian ) 1475-1564,

David, 1501-1504, 15 feet, Marble

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Henry Moore, English) 1898 –1986

Two Piece Reclining Figure

shape
There are two basic categories for shapes.

Artists will frequently repeat a shape to create a stronger design.

Shape
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Geometric
  • Organic
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Geometric Shapes

Piet Mondrian, (Dutch) 1872-1944,

Boogie-Woogie, 1942-43. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50"

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Organic Shapes

Henri Matisse, (French) 1869 -1954

La Gerbe

value
Value
  • Refers to the relative darkness or lightness of a color.
  • Value can give a strong feeling to a design.
texture
Texture
  • An element of art which refers to the surface quality or "feel" of an object, its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc.

Textures may be

actual (real)

or simulated

(made to look real).

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Simulated

Albrect Durer, (German) 1471-1528

Rhinoceros, wood cut

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Simulated

Johannes Vermeer, (Dutch) 1632-1675

Girl with a Wine Glass

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Actual and

simulated

Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch) 1853-1890

The Starry Night

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Actual

Meret Oppenheim, (Switzerland) 1913-1985

Cup of Tea

color
Color
  • Color is one of the most powerful of elements. It has tremendous expressive qualities.
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For example, in the United States, black is the color of mourning. In many tropical countries and in East Asia white is the color of death. On the other hand, white is the color worn by American brides, while brides in much of Asia wear red.
a review
A Review:
  • What are the elements of art?

The building blocks of art

  • Lines can suggest an attitude or feeling.

Horizontal lines can make a picture feel calm and steady.

Diagonal lines show excitement.

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Value is:

a) how expensive a piece of art costs.

b) the quality of the work.

c) lightness or darkness of colors

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Space is divided into two areas of equal importance.
    • Positive space is the object.
    • Negative space is the area around the object.
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Form refers to a 3 dimensional object.
  • The object has

length,

width, and

depth.

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How something feels is the element of texture.
  • It can be real (like fur or feathers)
  • or it can look real (a painting of feathers).