Principles of Art. How to say what you mean in a visual language. Language has no meaning without organization. Change the you see in wish the be world must to you. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Ghandi. Everyone uses principles when making art already….
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Principles of Art How to say what you mean in a visual language
Language has no meaning without organization. Change the you see in wish the be world must to you. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Ghandi
Artists learn how to use principles to make their art even more effective, like poets… THE POOL PLAYERS.SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. WeLeft school. We Lurk late. WeStrike straight. We Sing sin. WeThin gin. We Jazz June. WeDie soon. ~by Gwendolyn Brooks Principles used to make this poem effective: Rhythm Repetition Movement Emphasis
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1895 What mood does this painting communicate to you? How does the artist use color, space, and line to tell you that?
A different Munch painting: The Storm, 1893 What is the mood of this painting?
Principles of art: • Unity/Harmony • Variety • Emphasis • Movement • Repetition/Rhythm/Pattern • Contrast • Balance • Proportion
Artists organize the elements using principles to guide them and create effective works Principles Unity Variety Emphasis Movement Repetition/Rhythm Contrast Balance Elements Line Shape/form Value Color Texture Space
Elements and principles review: • Click here for a MOSTLY accurate slideshow (from another art teacher) reviewing the elements and principles of art. • Extra Credit or many ROARS stamps if you can find the mistake…
Movement Movement in Squares - Bridget Riley 1961
Unity/Harmony • Andy Goldsworthy
RepetitionRhythmPattern • Marcel Duchamp: Nude Descending a Staircase No.2 (1912)
Emphasis Da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495-8
Contrast Henri Matisse, Icharus, 1944
Balance • Rasta Mask, Ethiopia
Proportion Odilon Redon, Eye Balloon, 1898
What do you see in these art pieces? The Old Guitarist, 1903, Picasso