Element and Principals of Art...Shape

One of the more difficult elements of art to define within the bounds of abstract art is that of shape.

Clasically defined as the area in two dimensional space that is defined by hard edges and lines, shape They can be geometric, or in the instances of abstract art, they can be organic.


Organic shapes are those that you will find in abstract art {more often than not}. Lines, drips, splatter, blobs, puddles and pools. Whatever the shape that the paint takes on in its truest form, perfectly imperfect.

What shapes do you see above?