The ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of art/design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The Elements of art/design can be thought of as the things that make up a painting, drawing, design etc.
All art will contain most if not all of the seven elements of art/design.
The principles of art/design can be thought of as what we do with the elements of art/design. How we apply the Principles of art/design determines how successful we are in creating a work of art.
At the elementary level, we focus mostly on the Elements.
In art, we Sit & Listen like the Mona Lisa. We work like the Mona Lisa..hands quietly working, eyes focused, mouth closed with a “Mona Lisa smile”, but what do we really know about her? Take a look…
Here’s the original Mona Lisa, as we know her:
And here’s Mona Lisa, the Prequel:
In late September, the Mona Lisa Foundation presented historical and scientific evidence that it believed verified this version of Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci 10 years before the “Joconde” at the Louvre.
Monday, another piece of evidence was revealed — sort of.
An expert told Reuters that a package of diaries from British collector Hugh Blaker that disappeared in the 1960s could prove the date of the prequel Mona Lisa.
The problem? They’re still nowhere to be found. The diaries were apparently sent to a Washington, D.C., address that never even existed. And later diaries from Blaker somehow ended up in a junk shop.
Whether or not the diaries actually exist, the Mona Lisa prequel remains controversial.
The two together: