What is visual art and what are the core elements of it?

Visual art refers to the creations that are tangible and can be seen by the naked eye. Examples of these are paintings, drawings, sculpture, architecture, photography, film, and printmaking. It also includes decorative arts such as ceramics, furniture and interior design, jewelry making, metal crafting, and woodworking.

In visual art, there are seven core elements:
1.) Color – This could be broken down further into three properties namely hue, value, and intensity. Hue is the name of the color. Value refers to the lightness or darkness of the color. Intensity is the strength and purity of the color defined by its brightness or dullness.
2.) Line – Defined by a point moving in space it may be abstract, implied, descriptive, and two or three-dimensional.
3.) Shape – Typically three-dimensional and enclosing a volume. It often has height, width, and depth. Examples are cube, sphere, pyramid, and cylinder. It may also be free flowing.
4.) Value – Refers to the lightness or darkness of colors or tones. Black is known to be the darkest while white is the lightest. Halfway between these extremes is the middle gray.
5.) Space – Positive and negative areas are defined by space or a sense of depth
6.) Texture – This refers to the way things feel or look if touched.

Here are some impressive examples of visual arts captured in video:

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