Chapter 3 Part 1 - Chapter 3, Part 1: Visual Elements How...

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Chapter 3, Part 1: Visual Elements How do I talk about the art I'm looking at?
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Visual Elements are the vocabulary of art that we use to describe works of art. They are: Line Shape Mass Texture Space Time Motion Light Color
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Line is the path of a moving point at the edge of a flat shape, or outline of a solid object. Types of line are: straight, curvy, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zigzag, implied, and angular.
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Implied Lines suggest visual connections without actually being there.
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How are lines and implied lines used in these two works? Marc Chagall. I and the Village . 1911. Oil on Canvas
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Shape is a two-dimensional area made by connecting lines that establish the contour of an object. Shapes may be geometric, organic, positive or negative. Shapes may stand out also by a difference of value, color, or texture.
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are mathematically precise and regular forms like circles, squares, and triangles.
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