The first angel of the ‘Daughters of
Art’ is ‘Form’. An art form is the specific shape or quality
of an artistic expression. Our perception captures all the classical elements of art (line, shape, form,
space, texture, value & color) while our reasoning mind attempts to understand it.
Formalism is an approach to understanding art.
In art theory, formalism is the concept that a work's artistic value is entirely determined by its form - the way
it is made, its purely visual aspects, and its medium.
Formalism emphasizes compositional elements
such as color, line, shape and texture rather than realism, context, and content. Formalism is a concept that
posits that everything necessary to comprehending a work of art is contained within the work of art. The context
for the work (ie, structuralists) - the reason for its creation,
the historical background - the life of the artist - is considered to be of secondary importance.