The art elements are as follows: line, shape, form, space, texture, color, and value.
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Shape is the form of something. Common shapes are squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, etc. They are often only two-dimensional.
For example, the picture below is composed of many triangles.
|Artist: LeeAnn Alexander|
Shapes can also be used to make something out of, such as the picture below. The artist uses rectangles and squares to make these blocky people.
|Artist: Pablo Picasso|
|Artist: George Platt Lynes|
see his form. He does not look two dimensional in the slightest way.
Artist: Leah Kristen
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|Artist: Jeff Johnson|
However, in the picture above, this texture may appear to be bumpy and rigid, but it is not.
|Artist: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec|
|Artist: Edward Weston|