Chapter 1.1: Fundamentals of Art
Chapter 1.1: Fundamentals of Art FINE 1001
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Date Created: 10/03/16
Chapter 1.1: Fundamentals of Art; Focus on Line , Shape, and Contrast The Ten Elements of Art Color Form Line Mass Shape Space Texture Time/Motion Value Volume The Ten Principles of Art Balance Contrast Emphasis Focal Point Pattern Proportion Rhythm Scale Unity Variety Line, Shape and the Principle of Contrast The principles of design are a set of rules of how elements are organized Two dimensional art isnt just drawing, it also applies to any art without depth Line The most fundamental element to an artist Lines organize the visual realm of our world Lines define the outline of a shape Definitions and Functions of a Line Can connect two points Can seperate planes Can define shapes Can point eyes in a specific direction Can show movement/energy Can seperate surfaces Lines to Regulate and Control A varirty of different types of lines are virtually infinite Regular lines express control and planning Such lines are effective for communicating ideas that must be shared objectively by groups Ex) Blueprints created for builders People can also use lines to communicate disarray Line to Express Freedom and Passion Can be irregular; reflecting wildness Used to reflect drawing and thinking processes Unstructured Can seem chaotic but also composed Properties of Lines Regular Line; Organization Irregular Line; Energy Most art combines both regular and irregular lines They contrast each other Implied Line; Gives the impression of a line where there is no drawn mark Ex) Micrography; the appearance of a design using words Can be organized or freeformed Directional Line; Lines used to direct the viewer's gaze to something the artist wants us to notice; suggests movement Ex) The Last Supper; architectural supports, eye gazes directed toward Jesus Ex) Star Wars; lightspeed travelling Communicative Line; Line that suggest feelings Vertical lines suggest strength, support, reliability, energy (buildings) Horizontal lines suggest calmness, passivity (sunsets, ocean views) Diagonal lines suggest action, motion, change Graphic designers use communicative lines when creating logos Ex) Nike communicates motion with the diagonal 'swoosh' Contour Line; also known as an outline; Outer edge or profile of an object Can suggest volume by giving clues of where the surface changes Outlines seperate objects from the background Shape 2 dimensional area defined by lines or suggested by change in color or value 2 dimensional are ONLY defined by height and width 3 dimensional adds the definition of depth by using an artistic device; such as shading Geometric vs Organic Shapes Shapes are only classified as geometric OR organic Geometric shapes consist of regular lines and curves, prescise; circle, square, triangle, etc Organic shapes may seem unrestricted/chaotic; human body, any unpredictable shape Implied Shape; Shapes where no continuous boundary exists Ex) AT&T logo Contrast Using two noticeably different states of an element Ex) Regular and irregular lines Ex) Organic and geometric shapes Positive and Negative Shapes Positive = Figure/Filled space Negative = Ground/ Empty space One needs the other for contrast/comparison Positive and Negative is most represented through black and white Either lighter/darker colors can be positive shapes Ex) Obey logo The contrasting pos/neg shapes draws our attention quickly Can be used to demonstrate depth/interior Sometimes can use negative shapes to convey information
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