Elements of Art



The elements of art are the basics of putting art materials together to create either a two- or three-dimensional work. Line, Shape, Form, Space, Color, Value, and Texture. Regardless of the subject of an artwork, the artist thinks about how the elements relate to one another as the art. Just as important, the artist’s use of the elements has a major impact on how we respond to the artwork. This exhibition of artworks from the permanent collection is intended as an introduction to many of the ways artists use the elements. After visiting this gallery, visitors are encouraged to think about how the elements of art are utilized in the artworks throughout the Art Center’s exhibition galleries.