Line - Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Line August 31, 2010 Line...

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Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Line August 31, 2010 Line I. Basic Definitions A. Line: 1.) in mathematics—the path made by a moving point (lines have no width or end in math); 2.) in art, lines have width and endpoints B. Pictogram: 1.) an image that represents a word or an idea, as found in hieroglyphic symbols; 2.) schematized or abstract form of an ancestral image, animal, geometric form, anatomic part, or shape suggestive of a cosmic symbol or microscopic life C. Cartoon: a line drawing Artwork: Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes , 1991 II. Characteristics of Line A. Dot: in art, a point that has measurable size B. Measure of a Line: length and width of a line III. Directions of Line A. Vertical Line: a line that runs up and down. - Can impart a sense of rising or falling Artwork: Robert Longo, Untitled #33 , 1982 Artwork: Ansel Adams, Monolith, The Face of Half Dome , 1926 B. Horizontal Line: a line that runs left and right - Can impart a sense of stability Artwork: Andreas Gursky,
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