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


From: Jeanne Voltura (jvoltura_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 27 2004 - 10:08:04 PDT


I know I am answering this late...I had a handout on how someone (don't
remember the author) defined the was a whole diagram of the
elements and principles...I think this is what it included:

line, shape, texture, color, and value

creation of space (how to create space: overlap, linear perspective, changes
in detail and value as objects recede, change in scale as objects
recede-foreground, middleground, and background are part of the vocabulary
here too as well as positive/negative space), movement, scale and
proportion, dominance, focal point, rhythm, repetition, variety, harmony,
balance (symmetry, assymmetry, radial), the most important is unity...that
is the overall goal to produce a sense of unity using these other

I know there are a few more principles I am missing...but this is close to a
complete list...


-----Original Message-----
From: Sidnie Miller []
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 10:54 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Elements, Principles & Artists: I hope this helps!

I use the old Joe Gatto ones:
Elements: Line, Shape & Form, Value, Texture, Color and Space

Principles: Emphasis, Contrast, Balance, Movement, Rhythm, Unity

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?