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The Expressive Qualities of Lines

Summary: Art examples that illustrate how the use of lines are perceived in paintings or drawings. Lines can bring a viewer into the picture and feel good about looking at it or they can turn the viewer away. Lines can be chaotic or they can be neat and orderly.
The Expressive Qualities of Line

"The line, the basic element of all design, has unlimited forms. It is not only a container, but an entity in itself." (Principles and Elements of Art: Line Drawing....www.mmwindowtoart.com). According to the text, ."..qualities of line can be perceived as delicate, tentative, elegant, assertive, forceful, or even brutal." (Fichner-Rathus, 8th edition, Understanding Art), which means they can be interpreted in paintings or drawings as being cold and uncaring or warm and welcoming. The drawings I have selected as examples will convey that meaning.

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While online looking searching for drawings and paintings, I found two examples of drawings by a designer named Joe Monica, www.joemonica.com called "Form 2002" and `Tower 2002" and one drawing by Peter Beardsley called "The Peacock Skirt." Monica uses bold, black lines and tonal techniques in his drawings that give the impression of a chaotic world...

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