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3 The form of art: looking at techniques

In the study of the visual arts, the word ‘form’ is often used to describe the overall shape and structure of an artwork.

Various techniques will have been used to create this form. Learning about these techniques is an important basis for building an analysis of any type of art. I will concentrate on two techniques:

  1. use of colour
  2. use of medium.

Initially, you will focus on techniques used in paintings, and later you will extend your exploration of techniques to cover those used for a sculpture or an installation.