Elements of Shape

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Discipline:
Arts & Music
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Grade:
3,4,5

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Elements of Shape

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Elements of Shape

Lesson #4

Organic shapes are the usually free flowing.  I like to call them “blobs” or “splotches.”  Shapes like this tend to be curvy and  have no specific name.  Organic shapes are recognizable as a trademark in the work of Henri Matisse.

Types of shapes in artThey are either Geometric or they are Organic.

Geometric shapes tend to have specific names.  Think along the lines of circles, squares, and rectangles.  These are the shapes we teach our little ones to identify early on.

Organic Shapes

Henri Matisse

In the visual arts, shape is a flat, enclosed area of an artwork created through lines, textures, colours or an area enclosed by other shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares. Likewise, a form can refer to a three-dimensional composition or object within a three-dimensional composition.

Mrs. Spellman’s Young, Gifted & TalentedArts Studio


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