Visual Art Paper 1 ,May/June 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments

  1. Explain shape and form.
  2. What is the relationship between shape and form?


Although, this question attracted most of the candidates, their performances varied. While some performed remarkably well, many others manifested confusion in differentiating between the two elements of art, and this made them to lose most of the obtainable marks. Candidates should have given the following responses:
(a)        -           shape is the delineation of an object.
-           shape is defined by real or imaginary line.
-           shape is two-dimensional.
-           shape lacks volume.   
                        -           form is the real appearance of an object.
                        -           form has weight and occupies space.
                        -           form is three-dimensional.
                        -           form combines shape and volume/mass.

 (b)       -           they are both elements of art.
-           form cannot exist without shape.
-           shape defines the outline of a form.
-           the creation of a form begins with a definition of its shape.

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