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RE: Elements, Principles & Artists: I hope this helps!


From: LINDA KIELING (kielingl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 16:50:41 PDT

I too get frustrated by differing information in different
sources...........I consistently use:
elements: line, shape, form, color, texture, value, space
principles: balance, rhythm, unity, pattern, movement, contrast,

Linda W. Kieling
Art Educator
OAEA Youth Art Month Chair
Rosemont Ridge Middle School
20001 Salamo Road
West Linn, OR 97068
503.657.8720 fax

>>> 4/22/2004 4:41:41 PM >>>

I've seen many different lists of the elements and principles of design
So in my list of principles, I include "economy" which is to economize,
abstract, to simplify. One must use some or all of the elements to
degree to economize a work of art. In my opinion, all works of art
been simplified to some extent.

Now here's a question for you all:

What does your list of the elements consist of? And the principles

Let's see how we all differ and see if we can come up with some kind
common ground . . . shall we?

John D Buchanan
Author of "Create Your Own Art School Success"

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Subject: RE: Elements, Principles & Artists: I hope this helps!

I just love the way so many art books have different lists for the
elements and principles. Economy? That's a totally new one to me.
What is economy as a principle?

Linda Woods

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