Form is the shape, visual appearance, constitution or configuration of an object. In a wider sense, the form is the way something is or happens.
In the visual arts, shape is a flat, enclosed area of an artwork created through line, texture, colour or an area enclosed by other shapes. Likewise, a form can refer to a three-dimensional composition or object within a three-dimensional composition.
A form is an artist’s way of using elements of art, principles of design, and media. Element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses space. Like a shape, a form has length and width, but it also has depth. Forms are either geometric or free-form.
Geometric shapes are precise edged and mathematically consistent curves,t hey are pure forms and so consist of circles, squares, spirals, triangles, while geometric forms are simple volumes, such as cubes, cylinders and pyramids. They generally dominate architecture, technology, industry and crystalline structures.
In contrast, organic shapes are free-form, unpredictable and flowing in appearance. These shapes, as well as organic forms, visually suggest the natural world of animals, plants, sky, sea, etc… The addition of organic shapes to a composition dominated by geometric structures can add unpredictable energy.
A positive shape is a shape, that has details inside it, such as an outline of a human, with body features. While, a negative shape is a shape without any details; it’s just an outline.
form focused yoga - measured forward bend inspired by David Regelin