Chap05shape and form

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Unformatted text preview: ore of the three aesthetic theories to justify your judgment of this work. Step 3 Save your best image. Be sure to choose a file format compatible with the image-editing program you will use and a resolution to match the printer’s output. Step 4 Using the tools available in your image-editing program, begin to paint, layer, distort, change lighting, and/or add text to your image. Experiment with various tools and controls. Step 5 Study the final choice carefully, and make changes to your digital image, if necessary. When satisfied, save and print your work. FIGURE 5.37A Student work. DIGITAL STUDIO PROJECT Digital Genre Scene 127 STUDENT ART PORTFOLIO Shape, Form, and Space The elements of shape, form, and space are closely related. Each is defined by the others. A square stretched into a third dimension becomes a cube. A pyramid squashed flat becomes a triangle. The area around and between these shapes and forms is space. As you examine the student works on this page: Compare and contrast the elements of shape, form, and space. Analyze the use of these formal qualities in artworks, forming precise conclusions about their relationships to one another. Activity 5.38 Geometric form. What geometric form is used to create the hat in this portrait? Identify specific art techniques that were used to give depth to this and other forms. Activity 5.39 Positive and negative space. Compare the artist’s use of positive and negative space. Which objects in the work are figure, and which are ground? What mood is suggested by the interaction between the positive and negative space? FIGURE 5.38 Student work. Gordon. Pastel. FIGURE 5.39 Student work. Thinking. Charcoal and pencil. 128 CHAPTER 5 Shape, Form, and Space Activity 5.40 Identifying shape. What is the shape of this art object? Is the shape geometric or free-form? FIGURE 5.40 Student work. ART To view more student artworks visit the Glencoe Student Art Gallery at For Your Portfolio Select and Analyze Portfolios. As you begin to build your portfolio of artworks, it can be useful to evaluate the work of your peers and others. Work with your teacher to compile a collection of portfolios. Select and analyze these portfolios by peers and other artists to form precise conclusions about formal qualities (the elements and principles of art), historical and cultural contexts, intents, and meanings. Store your evaluations in your portfolio. Shapes and forms are everywhere. They make up the environment. As you walk or ride through your community, keep an eye open for shapes and forms. Notice the space around them and how forms extend into threedimensional space. Draw and label these shapes, forms, and spaces in your visual journal. STUDENT ART PORTFOLIO Shape, Form, and Space 129 FIGURE 5.41 Deborah Butterfield. Woodrow. 1988. Bronze. 251.5 266.7 188 cm (99 Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gift of Harriet and Edson W. Spencer, 1988. 130 CHAPTER 5 Shape, Form, and Space 105 74 ). Walker Art Center, Critiqu...
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