Elements of Art: Shape

This video explains SHAPE, one of the Elements of Art. Shape can be a powerful visual tool for creating dynamic compositions. Examples of illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and more are shown, where shape plays an integral role. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Deepti Menon.

Video Walkthrough

  • Shapes can be powerful visuals
  • Shapes can tell narratives
  • Shapes as symbols
  • Silhouette of characters
  • Role of shape in character design
  • Variety in a group of shapes
  • Height of shapes in a group
  • Shape in collage & sculpture
  • Shape in architecture
  • The “personality” of a shape
  • Organic vs geometrical shapes
  • Intaglio Prints: Mezzotints

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