A point is the most basic elements of art. It can be either stated or implied, but it is real and actualeven if it's implied.
- In visual art, a point can be a visible dot, or an invisible
location where lines converge such as a vanishing point, or it
can be a focus such as the focal point. A point can also an specific
place or part, such as a frame in a movie or a page in a picture book.
- In audible art, a point is a place in time marked by a note
or silence such as a quarter note 3 seconds into the piece, the
beginning of the tenth measure, or the silence at the end of
the second movement.
- In written art, a point is a place in the story where something
happens such as the climactic point, a turning point,
or the starting point.
Two or more points make up a line, the subject of our next lesson.
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Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Essential Reading & Online Resources
Web Design & Development
Lettering & Typography