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STUDY QUESTIONS - CHAPTERS 5-9 CHAPTER FIVE LEARNING OBJECTIVES • 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, analytical, classical. • 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. OVERVIEW 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 blueprints. 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 the artist. Functions of line: enclose shapes (outline), describe volumes (contour line), describe masses (create value like hatching or cross hatching), describe spatial relationships (perspective line), and direct movement (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
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Picasso's Guernica – strong edges move eye STUDY QUESTIONS 1. The outstanding characteristic of line is its ___________, and can be seen as the thickness or thinness of a line. Weight 2. What style of art in the 19th C. was most concerned with the expression of individuality and emotions? Romantic art like Delacroix work. Refers to expression of love, feelings and passion 3. Define Contour Line. Contour Line – The percieved line that marks the border of an object in space volumes that make lines appear to us as they curve away. (as in Gaudier- Brzeska’s Female Nude Back View) Important feature of line- indicates the edge of two or three dimensional shapes or forms. Indicated either: a) Directly – by means of an actual outline, as in Jaune Quick-to=See Smith’s House b) Indirectly – Henri Gaudier-Bzeska’s Standing Female from the back 4. What does it mean when we speak of "the expressive use of a formal element?" When we speak of the expressive use of formal element such as line we mean that it expresses powerful emotions. The expressive line of Van Gogh is loose and free so much that it seems almost out of control 5. Define autographic line. Van Gogh’s stary night has become in a sense autographic, like a signiture, his
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2009 for the course ART 1309-005 taught by Professor Milosevich during the Spring '09 term at Texas Tech.

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