Elements and Principles of Design
Line - Various horizontal and vertical lines make the door and doorway.
Line - The lines on the train tracks draws our attention to the train.
Shape - The artist positioned the people so that they would fit into that half circle shape.
Shape - The people are standing in a circle.
Form - The artist painted the picture to make it seem like light was shining on the fountain and look 3-dimensional.
Form - The way the light is shining on the sculpture makes it pop out and look 3-dimensional.
Space - The man is the smallest part of the painting and he is surrounded by big areas of the ocean and sky.
Space - The diving board is brought to attention with the snow and trees surrounding it.
Color - The artist uses many different shades of green and other vibrant colors to draw attention.
Color - The photographer used minimal color to draw focus and attention to one specific part of the photo
Texture - The way the artist painted this picture makes it look and seem like you can feel the water.
Texture - You can sense the sharpness of the prickles on the cactus.
Value - This painting is low key and has high contrast.
Value - The darkness of the trees and buildings make this picture low key and have high contrast.
Movement - You can see that the people are walking in the streets.
Emphasis - The photographer used lighting to black out the face of the man in the front and bring attention to the expression the man in the back is making.
Pattern - The blocks are repeated over and over again.
Balance - The photographer took this photo at an angle that made this hallway look symmetrical.
Unity - The scene in this photo is very still and has nothing occurring in it.
Variety - There are many different men in different outfits doing different poses.
Proportion - The plane is very small in comparison to the sky.
Credits: All media
This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
National Portrait Gallery
Korean Art Museum Association
Instituto Moreira Salles
Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Palace of Versailles
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
The J. Paul Getty Museum
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