) – A shape is an element of art. Specifically, it is an enclosed space
, the boundaries of which are defined by other elements of art (i.e.: lines, colors, values, textures, etc.).Shapes are limited to two dimensions: length and width. Geometric
shapes – circles, rectangles, squares, triangles and so on – have the clear edges one achieves when using tools to create them.Organic
shapes have natural, less well-defined edges (think: an amoeba, or a cloud).