Elements of Art

Elements of Art

FORM:an element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses volume. Cubes ,spheres,and cylinders are examples of various forms.example of form


an element of art which refers to the continuos mark made on some surface by a moving point. It may be two dimensional, like a pencil mark on a paper or it may be three dimensional(wire) or implied( the edge of a shape or form) often it is a outline,contour or silhouette.

Example of Line


an enclosed space defined by other elements of art. shapes may take on the appearance of 2-D or 3-D objects.
example of shape


an element of art with three properties: 1) Hue, the name of the color, e.g. red, yellow, etc. 2) Intensity or the purity and strength of the color such as bright ness or dullness. And 3) value, or the lightness or darkness of the color.

example of colour


refers to the surface quality or “feel” of an object, such as roughness, smoothness, or softness. Actual texture can be felt while simulated textures are implied by the way the artist renders areas of the picture.

example of texture


refers to the distance or area between, around, above or within things. It can be a description for both 2 and 3 dimensional portrayals.

example of space


describes the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is needed to express Volume.

example of value



  1. Katie Beard Said:

    I have an art final at school to finish, and its on the elements of art. I love your definitions and pictures, and i was just wondering if i could know the artists of the form and line art that you used. If you could please send me the names of the art work and the artist names that would be very helpful.
    Thank you,
    Katie Beard

    • canielewicz Said:

      Sorry, I don’t actually know the artists off hand. They were just images that i I found on Google. I’m sure if you search the heading for each under google images you’ll probably find them. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  2. Fez Said:

    I’m teaching Visual arts and i have to say that your blog was my savior for images related to the elements. Bless you 🙂

  3. mrs.k Said:

    thank you so much yout images really helped me with my homework for ceramics. sure saved me from a whole lot of searching on google. oh and i was wondering if you could please make a page like this one but for principles of design

  4. katherine Said:

    i love this picture

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