ART 101 Analytical and Expressive Lines

ART 101 Analytical and Expressive Lines - Men (masculine)...

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An analytical line in art is a line that follows a linear, geometrical, or precise line. We typically see analytical lines in geometry. Horizontal, vertical, or angled lines are the most common example of analytical lines. A common word used by artists to refer to an analytical line is the classic line. An expressive line is just the opposite of an analytical line. They tend to reflect more on the artists emotions. Common examples are strokes such as curves or waves. Expressive lines tend to be more a loose nature with gestural emphasis behind them, as opposed to the straight forward and precise analytical line. I am split on the association of expressive lines as feminine and analytical as masculine. I do see the relative nature of the comparison though.
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Unformatted text preview: Men (masculine) tend to be straight forward, direct, and to the point. Women (feminine) express their emotions on a deeper level than a man does, therefore accentuating their creative flow in art. This is opinion based though because there are many men who are able to tap into their own feminine feelings and express themselves creatively through their respective forms of art. I was a baker and chef for many years and had to be very creative with a lot of my work. I was, and still am, considered feminine in nature because of my natural ability to be creative, yet I am still very much masculine. This allows me to understand why some people might see analytical and expressive lines as feminine and masculine....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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