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ART 1213 / 1143 - Drawing I: Evaluating Images

What is this library session about?

This library session is about evaluating images. As artists, you look at and use images every day, but how carefully do you look at them?

Art is all about "looking." As artists, we want to really "see."  And as artists we use a specific kind of vocabulary to describe what we are seeing. You will use that vocabulary in these exercises as we look at several images and evaluate them. Please review the art terms below to be sure you're familiar with them.

The Elements of Art

"Line, shape, form, space, value, texture, and color [are] the basic ingredients the artist uses to produce imagery. The use of these elements produces the visual language of art." (Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio. Basic Vocabulary of Art.) 

Principles of Organization

Seven principles guide the use of the elements of art: harmony, variety, balance, proportion, dominance, movement, economy (Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio. Basic Vocabulary of Art.)