Austin Art Shows - When the elements of art are discussed, most people’s first thought is of color. This is because color plays an important role in our lives; it helps us convey information, influence or create certain moods, and affect our choices and decisions. In art, color is often considered before other artistic elements because it impacts aesthetics so directly and immediately.
Drawing is a form of visual art in which an artist uses instruments or tools to make marks on a surface. In fine art, drawing refers to “the linear realization of visual objects, concepts, emotions, and fantasies, including symbols and even abstract forms.” It is a graphic art, characterized by the central use of form or shape, lines, and sometimes patterns.
Paintbrushes have three main parts: the brush handle, the ferrule, and the bristles or filaments. The handle has a metal band attached to it; this is the ferrule. The ferrule is crimped and glued to the handle and the bristles or filaments to keep them bonded. The brush head is the tuft of natural bristles or synthetic filaments that holds the paint and is the most essential part of any paintbrush.
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How does art stimulate the brain? There is a common misconception that visual art is solely aesthetic in nature. But it is more than that, according to numerous scientific studies of the interplay of art and the brain. Read on to learn more about art and the brain.