The Elements of Art are the following: line, shape, form, texture, value, texture, color and space. These elements are the building blocks of composition in art. When we analyze any drawing, painting, sculpture or design, we examine these component parts to see how they combine to create the overall effect of the artwork.
The Elements of Art have a relationship to one another:
* Most images begin their life as line drawings.
* Lines cross over one another to form shapes.
* Shapes can be filled with tone and color, or repeated to create pattern.
* A shape may be rendered with a rough surface to create a texture.
* A shape may be projected into three dimensions to create form.
Each of the elements may also be used individually to stress their own particular character in an artwork. Different elements can express qualities such as movement and rhythm, space and depth, growth and structure, harmony and contrast, noise and calm and a wide range of emotions that make up the subjects of great art.