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Re: What ARE the Elements of Art/Design?

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Rick (rlarson)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:05:27 -0500


Hi, I use line, shape, space , form, texture, and color. betsy

Sharon Barrett Kennedy wrote:

> Okay, this may sound like a silly question, but is there any one agreed upon
> list of the elements of art?
>
> "Line" seems to be a given. Same with "texture" and "color."
>
> After that, it sort of seems up for grabs--could be "shape," "form," "space"
> (from one source)
> or it could be "shape" and "mass." Other lists contain pieces and parts of
> any of the ones listed so far.
>
> Some lists I've seen start with "dot" (even before "line") and then go on to
> include things I consider to be PRINCIPLES of design (such as unity and
> balance) in with their elements.
>
> So--what listing of elements of art do you use in your teaching??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Sharon