STUDY QUESTIONS - CHAPTERS 5-9
• Understand the two broad categories of types of line: mechanical (analytical) and
expressive. Within these two broad categories are several varieties of line. Vocabulary
words you should know: outline, contour, implied line, kinetic, line of sight, autographic,
• Understand the ways line can affect movement within a composition.
• Understand ways in which line can embody cultural conventions.
• Appreciate line's role as the most basic formal element.
Elements/principles of design/art:
line, shape, color, value(key), texture
Expressive Line: expresses emotion, energy. Varies in weight.
Mechanical/Analytical Line: does not very much in weight. Describe spaces, such as on
3 influences on quality of a line: what the line is made WITH (pencil, crayon), what its
made ON, & HOW you make the line (delicate, pressure). Also, CULTURE and TIME of
Functions of line:
(create value like hatching or cross hatching),
describe spatial relationships
(perspective line), and
(implied line, line of sight, strong edges)
Keith Haring's dogs jumping through the man – outline
Diebenkorn's drawing of a woman - contour line.
Michelangelo's Head of a Satyr - hatching and cross-hatching
Leonardos Last supper – linear perspective
Titains painting – line of sight & implied line