O'Reilly logo

The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image DAY 1 ART 101

The Elements of Art

BEGINNING WITH THE BASICS

 

To understand the significance of these elements, think of them as the building blocks of art. If this metaphor is too broad, you might choose to imagine them as components of a visual language; when skillfully arranged, they come together to create a cohesive message.

 

Although not every piece of art incorporates each element, we rely heavily on this collection of terms when describing and dissecting art. Knowing the elements will help you understand why an artist has made certain decisions, as well as how you can build your own art from the ground up. Below you’ll find each ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required