Artists work with line, shape, color and texture. It can be hard to pull those elements apart.
Where does shape end and color begin?
When a shape is right it dances.
A shape can be positive or negative (i.e. created by the space around it.)
A well drawn shape gets to the essence of things, eliminating detail.
With compression and distortion a shape can convey movement. Exaggeration makes it more active (and more delightful).
As it moves toward abstraction a shape is enlivened by what is real.
Salud – here’s to this shapely world!