Art Fundamentals: Shape and Form

The Bedroom (1889) by Vincent van Gogh. Oil on canvas. 73.6 × 92.3 cm. Chicago Institute of Art, U.S. Image source Chicago Institute of Art (open access)

We all know what a shape is. A square, a circle, a triangle…

In fact, any enclosed area created through lines, textures or colours is a shape. Here are some shapes:

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