Elements of Art

Seven Elements- Line, Shape, Value, Form, Texture, Space, and Color. 

Example of the element 'Line'. This oil painting shows many types of lines including diagonal, vertical, and horizontal lines, giving this piece a sense of organized chaos.
Example of the element 'Shape'. This piece displays how simple shapes can be carefully crafted into a wondrous piece. The cathedral below is composed of many shapes such as squares and triangles, making it very geometric.
Example of the element 'Value'. This realistic piece was created by using crosshatching. Many different values are displayed, having been created by the layering of crossing parallel and adjacent lines, ranging from light to dark. The dark, deep hatching of the trees contrasts greatly with the untouched low value of the sky.
Example of the element 'Form'. The low values of this piece make it appear very light, yet the darker values, meant to represent shadows, make it seem dense, yet they give it a very refined and realistic, three dimensional appearance.
Example of the element 'Space'. This painting displays and impressive amount of space. The use of shadows, light, and foreshortening created a very realistic and spacious scene, the amount of negative space and overlapping pulling this piece together and creating an impressive space.
Example of the element 'Color'. The various shades of red and orange contrast greatly with the white and blue colors of the water, creating a very bright scene. The two primary colors create a very eye-catching scene, making it very pleasing to the eye and brain.
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