art wiki: ELEMENTS of VISUAL ARTS
 

There are seven Elements of Visual Arts

















illustration of the ELEMENTS of ART provided by Mr. Sheridan


COLOR  Is an element of art with three properties 1) Hue, the name of the color, e.g. red, yellow, etc. 2) Intensity or  the purity and strength of the color such as bright ness or dullness. And 3) value, or the lightness or darkness of the color.


FORM is an element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses volume. Cubes,  spheres,and cylinders are examples of various forms


LINE  is an element of art which refers to the continuos mark made on some surface by a moving point. It may be two dimensional, like a pencil mark on a paper or it may be three dimensional(wire) or implied (the edge of a shape or form) often it is a outline,contour or silhouette.


SHAPE is an enclosed space defined by other elements of art. shapes may take on the appearance of two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects.


SPACE refers to the distance or area between, around, above or within things. It can be a description for both 2 and 3 dimensional portrayals. 


TEXTURE refers to the surface quality or "feel" of an object, such as roughness, smoothness, or softness. Actual texture can be felt while simulated textures are implied by the way the artist renders areas of the picture.


VALUE describes the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is needed to express Volume.


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