Shape
Shape is defined by line. Shape is an enclosed area. Shape is flat, 2 dimensional. There are three categories of shape. They are geometric, organic and non-objective or free form.

Shape
Geometric shapes: Shapes that are precise and mathematical. A circle,
square, triangle, oval, and rectangle are geometric shapes.
Irregular: A term used to describe shapes and forms that are not geometric.
Also known as organic.
Organic: A term used to describe irregular shapes and forms, particularly
those resembling objects found in nature (for example, the shape of a
leaf or a body part).
Outline: The line that forms the edge or any shape or form. Also called the
contour.
Border: A frame-like edge around a shape.
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Alexander Calder
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Larry Poons
gold_brokpeb.jpg Andy Goldsworthy

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Kandinsky

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John Seery



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Paul Cezanne, What class of shapes did Cezanne look at in order to compose this painting?

see also
Positive/ Negative Shapes