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Max Bill. Construction from two rings. 1965


Virginia Leal Bella



Form refers to objects that are three dimensional in nature.  A form has: height, width and depth.

We readily recognise the forms around us – from a pencil to the form of the human body.

Form can be used to define space, create contrast & visually add volume to a composition.

Form is depicted visually using other elements such as line, shape & tone.

Form can be enhanced using tone, the addition of shadows and highlights can help us to ‘read’ the true form of an object.

Forms can vary from geometric &constructed to the organic forms of the nature world. Form can be communicated via a 3D Isometric Drawing ot a loose & flowing charcoal life drawing. (Source)