Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore line as an element of composition

See More

Try Sophia’s Art History Course. For Free.

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

27 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

245 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 21 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Terms to Know
  • Contour Line

    A line drawn to indicate the edge of a form.

  • Curvilinear Line

    Consisting of curved lines.

  • Expressive Line

    A line that seems to be an expression of the artist’s emotions.

  • Gestural Line

    A line that emphasizes the gesture of the hand, it is often also expressive.

  • Rectilinear Line

    Consisting of straight lines.