Task 1 - The Elements and Principles of Art Courtney donnelly

Colour - Color is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.

Line - A line is an identifiable path created by a point moving in space. It is one-dimensional and can vary in width, direction, and length. Lines often define the edges of a form. Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.

Shape - Shape is one of the seven elements of art. When defining it within the study of art, shape is an enclosed space, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements of art

Value - Value The lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. The value halfway between these extremes is called middle gray. Space An element of art by which positive and negative areas are defined or a sense of depth achieved in a work of art .

Form - A form is a three-dimensional geometrical figure (i.e.: sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, etc.), as opposed to a shape, which is two-dimensional, or flat. In a broader sense, form, in art, means the whole of a piece's visible elements and the way those elements are united.

Space - Space refers to distances or areas around, between or within components of a piece. Space can be positive (white or light) or negative (black or dark), open or closed, shallow or deep and two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

Texture -Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.

Balance - Balance in design is similar to balance in physics. A large shape close to the center can be balanced by a small shape close to the edge. Balance provides stability and structure to a design. It’s the weight distributed in the design by the placement of your elements.

Alignment - Allows us to create order and organisation. Aligning elements allows them to create a visual connection with each other.

Proportion - Proportion refers to the relative size and scale of the various elements in a design. The issue is the relationship between objects, or parts, of a whole. This means that it is necessary to discuss proportion in terms of the context or standard used to determine proportions.

Movement - is the path the viewer's eye takes through the artwork, often to a focal area. It can be directed along lines, edges, shapes and color. Movement is closely tied to rhythm.

Pattern - A pattern, apart from the term's use to mean "Template", is a discernible regularity in the world or in a manmade design. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner. A geometric pattern is a kind of pattern formed of geometric shapes and typically repeating like a wallpaper.

Contrast - refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.

Unity - Unity is an umbrella principle for visual design, meaning all aspects of "The Language of Design" contribute to the visual unity of an image. Consistency among parts that contribute to the whole is a hallmark of a unified design.


Created with images by ckmck - "Colores" • anzanello - "Color" • Jim_K-Town - "kriss crossed" • Photographing Travis - "Lines" • lamdogjunkie - "Shapes" • akk_rus - "Shapes" • derek.chan - "Thirteen" • ** RCB ** - "it's all about value" • fortmyersfl - "#earth" • See-ming Lee 李思明 SML - "Went back inside for another 5 mins but just couldn't stand it so back out for more! Architecture Forms 建築之形 / SML.20121110.IPH5 / #ccby" • fleskw - "space" • JacekKrasodomski - "texture" • JacekKrasodomski - "texture" • Cillian Storm - "Balance" • Archbob - "Balanced Rock" • quapan - "look downstairs into stairwell whirl" • kodomut - "Proportions" • Zero_666 - "Movement" • thedominoharvey - "pattern wallpaper 17" • Bushtography - "Pattern" • Hebe Aguilera - "I see your soul through your windowpane" • seier+seier - "interior. hans christian hansen, architect: tagensbo kirke / church, copenhagen 1966-1970."

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