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Visual Arts Elements)

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* VISUAL ARTS
MEDIUM AND ELEMENTS
Medium and elements are together the materials the artist uses in creating a work of art.
The element can be known only in some medium, but as an element it is independent of medium.
ELEMENTS OF VISUAL ARTS
1.Line2.Value (light and dark)3.Light and shadow4.Colo5.Texture6.Volume7.Space (including perspective)
LINE
 – the simplest, most primitive, and most universal means for creating visual art.- often lines are felt and not seen, as when an object or a person points to something wedo not see.
Straight Lines
 Horizontal Line
– line of non-action, rest, tranquility, quiet, relaxation andcontemporary
Vertical Line
– line of rest; pointed, balanced, forceful and dynamic
 Diagonal Line
– line of action for almost everything in action assumes a diagonalline
Curved Lines
– show action, life and eneergy; maybe single or double, slow or quick 
VALUE
 – has to do with the amount of light in a given painting or graphic work of art.- relative degrees of light; indicates the degree of luminosity – the presence or absenceof light
LIGHT AND SHADOW
(chiaroscuro) – light and shadow in painting or light and shade- a means oof modeling a figure in-depth, a means of articulating the form- in painting, the effect of light and shadow must be simulated, but in 3D arts, shadowsoccurs naturally under almost all light conditions.
COLOR 
 – all the effects obtained through line and value alone may be increased by the use of color.
colors may be warm or cold, advancing or retreating, light or heavy, attractive or repulsive, in tension or in suspension
Hue
– the quality by which we distinguish one color from another 
 Primary hues
are sets of colors that can be combined to make a useful range of colors (for human applications)
 RGB
– Red, Green, Blue (source color is light)
Red + Green = Yellow
Green + Blue = Cyan
Red + Blue = Violet
Red + Green + Blue = Light / White
CMYK 
– Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (or Black)
Cyan + Magenta = Blue
Cyan + Yellow = Green

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