|Art Appreciation and Techniques (#ART100)|
|The visual language:|
|Overview | Introduction | Point | Line | Shape | Mass | Space | Value or tone | Color | Texture | Summary|
Just as spoken language is based on fundamental letters, sounds and grammar, visual art is based on elements and principles that, when used together, create works that communicate ideas and meaning to the viewer. We can refer to them as the building blocks of composition in visual art. A composition is the organized layout of an image or object according to the rules of design. The best way to understand the elements and principles is to study them within a variety of works of art.