Elements of Art: Form

This video is a comprehensive look at FORM, one of the Elements of Art. There are infinite ways form can be manipulated in visual arts to create engaging images.

Examples of contemporary art and images from art history are shown and explained, where form plays an integral role.

Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe.

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Video Walkthrough

  • The illusion of form in 2D artwork
  • Lighting defines form
  • Form that feels tangible
  • Form isn’t always like real life
  • Form in the human figure
  • Forms that are ambiguous
  • Forms that are visceral
  • Exaggerated forms in caricature.
Art Prof Clara Lieu