There are seven elements that are used in art.These seven elements are line, shape, form, value, texture, space and color.These seven elements are used to help artists create beautiful work.In some pieces of art it may be difficult to recognize these elements, but if you look closely you can find them.Some artists only use some of the elements at a time instead of all of them at once.
Thefirst element of art is the element of line.Lines are continuous marks made on some surface by a moving point. Lines could be used to show different feelings and moods.Composition is how the elements are arranged.Horizontal lines make a piece of art seem like it is calm and peaceful.Diagonal lines are used to create a sense of movement and tension.Vertical lines create a sense of everything being in order.Horizontal and vertical lines both have different qualities in different pieces of art.
The next element is the element of shape.When lines join together they form shapes.Some shapes are geometrical like squares and rectangles.All the shapes are not three dimensional or in other words flat.Shape is an area clearly defined by one of the other visual elements.
They are limited to only two dimensions which are height and width.These two dimensions of shape distinguish it from form. The next element is the element of form.Form is a three dimensional shape.
The form of a sculpture is symmetrically balanced.Forms consist of height, width, and thickness.Unlike shapes, forms are not flat.An example of form would be a sculpture. There are two important features to form, and they are mass and volume.Mass is a quantity or aggregate of matter usually of considerable size.
Volume is the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object. The next is the element of value.Value is the lightness and darkness of a color.You can get different color values by mixing tints and shad.