1 - Line, Shape, Form and Proportion

# 1 - Line, Shape, Form and Proportion - (EOA Line Shape...

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(EOA) Line, Shape, Form (POD) Proportion Elements of Art Basic visual symbols in the language of Art. Visual building blocks put together to create a work of art. Line Shape Form Principles of Design Rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art. Proportion (EOA) Line Definition: A course of Direction; A stroke long in proportion to breadth; Edge of a Shape; An Endless series of dots. 5 Kinds: Vertical: Straight up and down; Perpendicular Horizontal : Side to side; Parallel to horizon Diagonal : Slant; Between Vertical and Horizontal; Rising or Falling Curved: Change Direction gradually; Spiral; Circle Tight, Loose; Wiggly ZigZag: Combination of diagonal lines; Form angles and change direction suddenly Can vary in appearance: Length: Long or Short Width: Wide or Thin Texture: Rough or Smooth Direction: Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal Degree of Curve: Gradually, Wavy, Spiral Line Expression: Vertical : Static, Inactive, Dignity, Poise, Stiffness, Formality, Stability Horizontal : Static, Inactive, Peace, Quiet, Rest, Stability Diagonal : Active, Not at Rest, Pulled one way and then the other, Instability, tension, excitement, uncomfortable, confusion. Two Diagonals can appear stable (house

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## This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course FIL 1008 taught by Professor Loriingle during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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