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Form and Shape

Form and Shape

Author: Erin Aldana
Analyze an image to identify elements of form and shape.
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Terms to Know

The simplification of form into shapes, lines, or areas of color.

Biomorphic Shapes

Shapes that are free-form or amorphic (formless) and resemble amoebas, jellyfish, and other simple life forms.

Geometric Shapes

Basic hard-edged shapes, such as squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles.


Very similar to naturalism, it involves the attempt to convince the viewer that what is being seen is not a representation, but rather the thing itself.


An artistic approach that involves reproducing objects as they appear to the eye. This term is often used in art history as a substitute for realistic, to avoid any confusion with realism as an artistic movement.


The act of depicting what one sees or encounters in lived experience in a work of art.