Elements of Art

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Line
A continuous mark made on a surface and the path of a moving point. Line is the most basic element of art.
Shape
is a two dimensional area defined by a boundary.
Form
is three-dimensional, encloses space, and also takes
up space.
Space
is defined and determined by shapes and forms.
Space exists in two types:
•Positive space is where shapes and
forms exist.
•Negative space is the empty space
around shapes and forms.
Texture
refers to the surface qualities of an
object or work of art. It is the way things
feel or appear to feel.
Color
is how we see light reflected off objects.
It has 3 properties:
HUE: The name of the color. ex. - red, blue, yellow
SATURATION: The brightness or dullness of a color.
VALUE: The lightness or darkness of a color.

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