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2 week lesson plan Weeks of September 16-20 and September 23-27 I CAN: UNDERSTAND THE ELEMENTS OF ART DRAW A PICTURE USING THE ELEMENTS OF ART. Elements of Art. What are the Elements of Art?. The elements of art are the basic visual symbols that an artist uses to create art.
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Weeks of September 16-20 and September 23-27
UNDERSTAND THE ELEMENTS OF ART
DRAW A PICTURE USING THE ELEMENTS OF ART
The elements of art are the basic visual symbols that an artist uses to create art.
Picture by Piet Mondrian
When used in an artwork LINES can relate Feelings…………
VERTICAL LINES show dignity , strength , and formality
HORIZONTAL LINES feel calm, relaxed, and
DIAGONAL LINES show action and excitement!
They can make us feel tense and
ZIGZAG LINES can suggest action, nervous
excitement, and confusion.
CURVED LINES express graceful, flowing
Above: Grant Wood, Stone City
Upper Right: Marcel Duchamp,Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2, 1912, oil on canvas,
Right: Geoff Slater, Wind on Passamaquoddy Bay
Shape is the areaset off by one or more of
the art elements.
Shapes can be classified into two classes:
Geometric shapes are precise shapes that can be described using mathematical terms.
Organic shapes are irregular or uneven and are often found in nature.
Above: Pablo Picasso, The Three Musicians
Upper Left: Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Canna
Left: Curt Brock, Art Glass
Form is an object with three dimensions.
Form may be actual or a created illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.
can refer to an actual 3-dimentional
object such as a sculpture or building
or a photo of the 3-dimensional object.
The White House
Statue of Liberty
Value is the degree of lightness or darkness of a color or hue.
Shading or blending is a way of creating value and making objects look more three dimensional.
Space is the distance or area between,
around, below, and within objects.
*There are two basic kinds of Space : positive and negative.
Positive space is the object itself;
Negative space is the area in and around the object.
The objects in the
The empty spaces
Behind the shapes
Artists use various technique to give the illusion of DEPTH in their
works of art. Some of these include :
5.= Intensity and Value
6.= Linear Perspective
Lets take a look at some of these……………..
1.OVERLAPPING is when the artist has one shape in front of the other.
In this image by Mary Cassatt, In the Box, the girl in the foreground is “overlapping” the girl looking thru the binoculars.
SIZE = is making distant shapes smaller than closer ones.
In Van Gogh’s Terrace Cafe the objects in the background are
smaller than the ones in the foreground.
less detail to objects in the background.
Vincent van Gogh’s Irises are more distinct in the foreground than the background.
PLACEMENT: Artists also show space by placingdistant objects
Higher up on the picture (background) and closer ones lower down on the
picture ( middle ground and foreground).
We also must take into consideration that WARMcolors ADVANCE
In this image by John Constable, we can see that objects farther away
Appear higher than those closer to us.
Intensity and Value:
Artists often used colors lower in intensity and lighter in value for
objects in the distance.
In this artwork by Monet, we can see how the color becomes less
Intense and lighter in value.
Linear Perspective =
An artist uses slanted lines
on buildings and other objects so that they
appear to come together in the distance
and give the appearance of depth.
We can see in the following works how linear perspective draws
the viewer into the artwork.
Raphael, The School at Athens
Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhone
The way a surface looks or feels.