Elements of Art: Line | KQED Arts

Elements of Art: Line | KQED Arts


[ MID-TEMPO DRUM BEAT PLAYS ] [ SOFT MUSIC PLAYS ] -EACH OF THESE PICTURES IS
A SELF-PORTRAIT BY A WELL-KNOWN ARTIST. ALTHOUGH THEY ARE PORTRAYING
VERY SIMILAR THINGS, ONE MAIN IDEA
THAT DIFFERENTIATES THEM IS HOW THE ARTISTS HAVE USED LINE
IN THEIR WORK. LINE IS ONE
OF THE SEVEN ELEMENTS OF ART, ALONG WITH SHAPE, COLOR, TEXTURE, FORM, VALUE, AND SPACE. THESE SEVEN ELEMENTS ARE
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF ALL ART AND ARE A GREAT PLACE TO START WHEN ANALYZING
OR INTERPRETING WORKS OF ART. LINE IS THE PATH CREATED
WHEN AN OBJECT MOVES FROM ONE POINT TO ANOTHER. IN THE VISUAL ARTS, LINES ARE MADE WHEN YOU DRAW
OR PAINT MARKS ON A PAPER OR CANVAS OR WHEN MATERIALS
SUCH AS WOOD, GLASS, AND METAL ARE BENT OR SHAPED. LINES ARE ALSO MADE
BY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS WHEN THEY CHOOSE
HOW TO ANGLE THEIR CAMERAS AND HOW TO COMPOSE THEIR SHOTS. LINES CAN BE HORIZONTAL,
VERTICAL, OR DIAGONAL, STRAIGHT, CURVED, OR FREEFORM. THEY CAN BE THICK OR THIN,
LIGHT OR DARK. SOMETIMES ONE LINE CAN BE
ALL OF THOSE THINGS. LINES CAN BE DESCRIBED
IN MANY WAYS — DASHED, DOTTED, ROUGH, SMOOTH, ZIGZAG, IMPLIED. WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU SEE
IN THESE LINES? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THEM? EVERY ARTIST HAS A UNIQUE WAY
OF MAKING LINES. IT’S ONE WAY OF EXPRESSING
THEIR INDIVIDUAL STYLE. THIS IS A SELF-PORTRAIT
BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. HIS LINES MIGHT BE DESCRIBED
AS BOLD, JAGGED, ALMOST MESSY AT TIMES. WHAT DO THESE LINES
MAKE YOU THINK OF? WHY MIGHT HE HAVE CHOSEN TO
REPRESENT HIMSELF IN THIS WAY? COMPARE THAT TO THE FAINT,
SEEMINGLY UNFINISHED QUALITY OF THIS SELF-PORTRAIT
BY DAVID HOCKNEY. WHAT DO HIS LINES SUGGEST
TO YOU? DO THEY MAKE YOU THINK
OR FEEL DIFFERENTLY THAN THE BASQUIAT SELF-PORTRAIT? IF YOU WERE DRAWING
A SELF-PORTRAIT, WHAT KINDS OF LINES WOULD YOU
CHOOSE TO REPRESENT YOURSELF? WHAT KINDS OF LINES WOULD
COMMUNICATE THE MESSAGES YOU WANT VIEWERS TO THINK ABOUT? THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE LOOKING AT A SCULPTURE, PAINTING,
OR DRAWING, TRY TO NOTICE
WHAT KINDS OF LINES ARE USED AND INTERPRET WHAT THEY MEAN
TO YOU. [ SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES ]

Dereck Turner

79 thoughts on “Elements of Art: Line | KQED Arts

  1. Ruth Lori Coleman says:

    Why don't you have a video for color, value and space. I would love to see if it is as informational and interesting as the other four. My students like the line video. It made them see what I've been teaching to them about. Most of them had that Ah Ha moment. Thank you. 

  2. Brandi Prater says:

    Thanks for the Elements of Art Videos.  I've been searching for something new, interesting and relevant that would keep the kid's attention.  My old videos are terribly boring and so is everything on the web…."literally" like watching paint dry.  I hope to see the rest of the elements and the Principles of Design in the future.   Thank you, thank you, thank you for making these videos!

  3. Craig Blamire says:

    Thank you for these great videos on the Elements of Art. I have a couple of DVD's, but the kids are not engaged. I'm going to try these this year and, hopefully, they will enjoy them as much as I have.

  4. Deborah Iyall says:

    Yes, please create a series using the Principles of Design to complement the Elements. I love the choices of examples, many of them I would use.  I teach over 200 students a day Art 1 in a yearlong class.  Thank you for this valuable, inspired and brief introduction to this topic in art.

  5. Loyne says:

    the background beat is kinda annoying

  6. Jon Taft says:

    These are OUTSTANDING.
    You have put these together so well. great script, right length, wonderful examples, great voice talent. I could not possibly do it better.

  7. colorpaper princess says:

    KQED Art School love you videos and you channel!!! I subscribed!

  8. Charity Recla says:

    This series of videos is FANTASTIC! I have always given my High School and Middle School students the Crystal videos on the Elements and Principles and frankly they are boring and the kids cannot relate. The artwork used in these videos is modern, fun, and interesting to the students. There was a lot of "whoa's" and "how cool!" comments from my Middle Schoolers today. PLEASE make a series on the Principles of Design that match this set of videos!

  9. Eva Weiss says:

    Very well explained. Thank you!

  10. Corri Gross says:

    Thank you so much! Very well done. Showing this to my daughter as she works on her ARTASTIC scouting badge to learn about LINES in Art! Thanks!

  11. youcrazycat1 says:

    These are really terrific, I like the others struggle to find the right combination of pace, music, relevancy in these videos for kids, and you sir and madams, really hit the jackpot. Thank you from Illinois!

  12. Monica D. says:

    Thank you! this is by far, the best set of videos for Art elements.

  13. Seiglore says:

    music name?

  14. Kim Jong Oooof says:

    Me and my teacher in art always watch ur vids

  15. Amy says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your videos! As a middle school art teacher, these will really make the Elements come to life for my students in a relevant way! Thank you SO MUCH for making/sharing these!

  16. Professor A says:

    I'm a college professor and I use these in my freshman survey of art history course — it gives the students a really helpful reference for concepts of formal analysis, and I hope supports what they're learning in their studio art foundations courses. It would be fun if you included more older and non-western art alongside the modern and contemporary examples that dominate.

  17. 網路行銷超人董正隆 says:

    講得不錯!努力加油,長期繼續分享才會攻頂。董講師祝好。若你覺得欣賞,請追蹤我的頻道。

  18. Duck Facez says:

    UGH I HAVE TO WATCH THIS

  19. Rommy Aldelamy says:

    omg sooo boring

  20. ZeBigCheez says:

    Is anyone else watching this for homework?

  21. Michael Massari says:

    This guy is more dull than idubbz

  22. Parsa Khani says:

    WAH EPILEPTIC INTRO RUINED AN OTHERWISE GOOD VIDEO

  23. Casanova 70 says:

    I had epilepsy from the introduction

  24. salman shaikh says:

    salman

  25. mama warrior says:

    Wonderful video series!!! Thanks for doing this!!

  26. Nerique Bhikraj says:

    your videos are so useful

  27. greatgraphicstv says:

    Another example video. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Angraj Singh says:

    lmao when ppl are triggered about watching this for a class but ur watching it for fun

  29. O'Connor Art Studios says:

    Fantastic! Used this with my class and 3minutes is just perfect, dense with great images & clear explanation. Line is underestimated, loved showing my students how varied it CAN be. 😉

  30. Brock Wright says:

    This rocks! More please XD

  31. dalekdrummer says:

    0:50 Alien hand

  32. samantha ツ says:

    BROOO THIS REALLY HELPED IM DOING A PROJECT FOR HOMEWORK

  33. Martin Longoria says:

    These are Art Teachers all over need to use these, is there a list of the artwork used in the videos? I know a most but would like a list to share with students.

  34. Raiders 4th says:

    this is lit

  35. Judah R Drake says:

    I'm watching this for a co-op, called forthekingdom

  36. alyokin says:

    My Middle School Art students watched this in class today. They were quite captivated! Thank you! 🙂

  37. Farbod A. says:

    Hello

  38. Haniebe Amancio says:

    I'm so fucked up with my minor subject right now 😭😭🙈

  39. Julie Williams says:

    I am , and it sucks!!!!

  40. Henry Song says:

    not quite my tempo

  41. 송천 says:

    this cured my insomnia thank you so much!!

  42. Tasia Creech says:

    does anyone know the background song by chance? I love it

  43. Nuriel Mizrahi says:

    Good stuff!

  44. Daniel Olisiewicz says:

    Yes

  45. Daniel Olisiewicz says:

    I am at schhool

  46. well well says:

    I'm watching this because I have no idea how to start drawing.

  47. Anthony Davidson says:

    Is there a list of artists' names somewhere…?

  48. Hi says:

    I Have an art/Diy class going on for my younger cousins! I need help explaining the 7 main parts of drawing/painting. These videos are super helpful! Thank you so much!🤗😃I'll show these videos to them!

  49. Marropiscinas Castilli says:

    is very rare this video

  50. Pure-Art - says:

    This is not what I expected for this class. I'm soooo bored.🙄

  51. bxq says:

    I cant stress this enough, these videos made my day. you turned something i hated into what it really is, art and the theory behind it. my teachers want us to read unstructured articles and gave us no time to read the whole book. You made it simple to see and understand. thanks a lot im subscribing for sure <3

  52. Blow Violet Alajar says:

    Can I ask question?how are lines classified

  53. Sir Wolfy4 says:

    I’ve learnt everything I need to know in just over 3 minuets in your video, than it has for my school in 4 years kms thank you

  54. Julián DLU says:

    Que pedo raza

  55. Bluey the Budgie says:

    thiss gut sounds depresed

  56. Reanne Ramos says:

    What’s the difference between line and shape??

  57. Chilly Lily says:

    1:46 that picture is gorgeous! So is 2:55

  58. Gabrielle says:

    did anyone else watch this at school and your whole entire class is shocked because of how creepy these pictures are?

  59. Matthew Melendez says:

    wow it really tought me something new

  60. Cayla Lloyd says:

    Me it sucks ugh

  61. n b says:

    The elements of art videos have been useful resources in my classroom. Would you be able to make a playlist for the principles of design?

  62. ZERTEC Jovi says:

    elooo

  63. Zaya Danka says:

    im only here cause school is a thing

  64. Jaydin Wernick says:

    dis stupid

  65. Obi wan Kenobi says:

    What’s the one on 0:27

  66. Fast n Out says:

    Anyone else goes to Woodard Junior High

  67. Brennan Hartford says:

    Your voice is the cure for insomnia. You should make yourself sound a little more enthusiastic.

  68. Dynamic1809 says:

    Great material. 🙂

  69. Daniel Florez says:

    yee

  70. Soritael says:

    I grew up in a family with little to no artistic experience, so this was very helpful, thank you.

  71. Snuggle Bubbles says:

    This video explains it to: https://youtu.be/emGmfLhY-Jk

  72. Sekai says:

    i hate art

  73. Jake Easton says:

    yo same

  74. Jackson Julius says:

    this video is awsome just kidding its homework

  75. Emma Yuan says:

    I hate the intro

  76. 张素雪 says:

    its homework…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *