Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Formal Elements 1)Line- A moving...

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Chapter 2 Formal Elements 1)Line- A moving point having length and no width. Actual lines- physically exist and can be broad, tin, straight, jagged, etc Implied lines- an artwork do not physically exist, yet they seem quite real to viewers. Direction- horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, or meandering Horizontal may imply sleep, quiet, or inactivity Vertical- imply aspiration and yearning Diagonal- suggest movement Curving- suggest flowing movements Meandering- interconnecting and whimsical Emotion- precise, controlled, delicate, wavering, sweeping, broad or vigorous, blunt, rough, heavy Outline-show shape, 2 dimensional entity Contour- make the outer edges of a 3-D object Cross-contour- internal lines that delineate major areas within an object Hatching- tones or different areas of gray, as in parallel lines’ Cross-Hatching- hatching in layers 2)Light and Value- Light is basis for vision; Electromagnetic energy that in certain wavelengths , stimulates the eyes and brain. Natural Light sources- sun, moon, stars, lightning, and fire Artificial light sources- incandescent, fluorescent, neon, laser lights Ambient light- light all around us in our world Value- light and dark variation on a surface; Ranges from extremes of white and black Achromatic value scale- continuum of gray tones in between Chromatic value scale- different values of color Shading- manipulate gradations in values to create the appearance of natural light on objects Chiaroscuro- describe these light-dark gradations that can depict objects in space 3)Color- Refracted light- when a prism breaks a light beam into a spectrum of color or in a rainbow after a storm Reflected light- when objects around us absorb some of the spectrum and bounce back the rest Properties of Colors: 1)Hue- the pure state of color in the spectrum and is the colors name 2)Value- color is lightness and darkness within a hue – shade of that color is a created, while the additional of white results in a tint of that color 3)Intensity- color is the brightness and dullness of a hue
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High-intensity- colors are brilliant, vivid, and saturated Low-intensity- colors are faded or dull Neutral Colors- very low intensity You add black to shade; add white tint Synonyms for intensity are chroma and saturation 2 Color System The additive color system applies to light emitting media – absence of all light produces darkness and all light added together results in the brightest, whitest light at the center – Examples- theater lighting, performance art, light displays, computer and video monitors Subtractive color system- artists mix pigments to control the light that is reflected from them
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Duran during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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