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Unformatted text preview: ARS300 | Intro to Art and Popular Culture Unit 1 : What is Art? Purposes & Principles of Art & Design II. Visual Elements of Art Lecture Despite the variety of purposes and attitudes regarding art, we can think of artworks as part of a shared visual language. This language is comprised of a vocabulary of visual elements: line, shape, value, light, color, texture, space, time and motion. Artists use the visual elements and their expressive properties to communicate ideas, emotions or visual experiences. As you read Chapter 2, consider how visual elements take on different characteristics depending on how they are used and combined within the total artwork or composition. Reading Assignment Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art , Chapter 2 Study Images, Terms and Questions Images: Jackson Pollock, Number 14: Gray , 1948 (Fig. 2-2); and One (No. 31, 1950), 1950 (Fig. 21-4) Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1968(Fig. 2- 11 in 8 th ed.; Fig. 2-9 in 9 th ed.) Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus , 1486 (Fig. 2-13 in 8 th ed.; Fig. 2-11 in 9 th ed.) Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow , 1930 (Fig. 2-15 in 8 th ed.; Fig. 2-13 in 9 th ed.) Pablo Picasso, Demoiselles dAvignon , 1907 (Fig. 2-22 in 8, 1907 (Fig....
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