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Charvey's elements and principles

Line a continuous mark made by a moving point; horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel
Shape an enclosed area of space with 2-dimensions; width and height (W x H)
Geometric shapes square, circle, triangle, rectangle
Organic shapes found in nature; leaf, free-flowing
Form an object with 3-dimensions; width, height, and depth (W x H x D)
Geometric forms cubes, spheres, cones, pyramids
Organic forms clouds, humans, found in nature; trees,
Color implies mood; has 3 properties: hue, value, intensity
Texture way a surface feels to the touch (actual) or how it appears to feel through vision (implied)
Value lightness and darkness of a color or value scale
Space actual 3-dimensional space or the illusion of space through overlapping or perspective
Negative Space the area that surrounds or encloses the subject (sculpture)
Positive Space a type of space- subject matter itself
Balance way elements of art are arranged to create a sense of stability and equal visual weight; symmetrical, radial, asymmetrical
Contrast a difference in the use of two elements (rough & smooth; light & dark)
Emphasis sense of importance given to any one part of the composition, or focal area of a work
Movement way elements of art direct a viewer’s eye through a work, often to a focal area.
Pattern repetition of one or more elements
Proportion how parts of an art work relate to each other in size or scale
Rhythm sense of movement in a composition created by the repetition of an element
Unity quality of wholeness achieved when separate elements work together
Created by: lcharvey
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