Elements of Art: Texture | KQED Arts

  • Published on Nov 20, 2014
  • We tend to think of art as mainly something to look at. However, many artists spend a lot of time and effort trying to stimulate other senses. In this fourth installment of our Elements of Art series, we look at how visual artists try to engage our sense of touch. Follow along and discover the myriad ways artists create and use texture.

Comments • 66

  • mars bar
    mars bar 14 days ago

    This is awesome

  • Grace Jackson
    Grace Jackson 14 days ago

    What is the music!

    It was so good

    I was literally going crazy

  • Im_EZz
    Im_EZz 2 months ago

    bello questo canale

  • keily martinez
    keily martinez 3 months ago


  • keily martinez
    keily martinez 3 months ago


  • Musa Malema
    Musa Malema 3 months ago

    whats name of the song

  • rachelle joseph
    rachelle joseph 5 months ago

    these painting are terrible and ugly

  • Austin Henry
    Austin Henry 5 months ago

    Eat my textured asshole

  • Justyn Owens
    Justyn Owens 6 months ago


  • Ashton Maarschalk
    Ashton Maarschalk 7 months ago

    This video was amazing!

  • Margo Wixsom
    Margo Wixsom 8 months ago +2

    WOW! All I can say is THANK YOU KQED for such an amazing job of communicating the elements using art history and exposing viewers to the work of great artists but also making them think critically about why and how artists thoughtfully integrate the elements of art. My students are going to LOVE this series. Again - thank you for great education in the Arts :-)

  • YAG Gamer Online
    YAG Gamer Online 10 months ago

    Hey anyone from OFY!

  • Kc Camerino
    Kc Camerino 10 months ago

    Guys how can i describe the tactile,visual,nature and artificial arts i can't find more idea in google

  • 송천
    송천 Year ago +5

    that intro gave me seizure

  • Danah Schremmer
    Danah Schremmer Year ago

    I also was going to show this to my class, until the half nude. It's just not age appropriate for my viewers.

  • Giovanina Ronning-Botel

    this vidio is not helpful

  • Amelia McKean
    Amelia McKean Year ago


  • Darkon Ookami
    Darkon Ookami Year ago +2

    Wth is the "painting" at 1:56? My 4 year old sister draws better than that

  • Katelyn Rodriguez
    Katelyn Rodriguez Year ago +1

    Hi it katelyn😂

  • greenbeam673
    greenbeam673 Year ago +2

    here comes the ILLUMINATI 3:21

  • greenbeam673
    greenbeam673 Year ago +7

    this is rubbish

  • greenbeam673
    greenbeam673 Year ago +6

    this is terrible

  • greenbeam673
    greenbeam673 Year ago

    i agree

  • Rister Escarano ramos

    mierda de canal

  • Christopher Morales
    Christopher Morales 2 years ago

    hi your ugly i think so

  • Braulio Rodriguez
    Braulio Rodriguez 2 years ago

    why did you guys right that enio and holdo

  • Cristian Munoz
    Cristian Munoz 2 years ago

    Trash ass video

  • Luis Gabriel
    Luis Gabriel 2 years ago +10

    You should put the name of the autors and the name of the art works!

  • Marianne Fraser
    Marianne Fraser 2 years ago +3

    I just showed this to G2 Chinese students in Shanghai.........we're looking at texture through respected artist's work. I had to look again after these conservative comments......can't see the issue. General Advertising is way more sexual....

  • Lucas Amado
    Lucas Amado 2 years ago

    this shit sucks

  • Austin Boston Vlogs
    Austin Boston Vlogs 2 years ago +5

    what's is the name of this beat?

  • Cyndie Perilloux
    Cyndie Perilloux 2 years ago +3

    I agree with some of the other comments... i also tech elementary students in a conservative school district. I love this video and the explanation is clear and just what I want to use in my class but some of the images are too much for elementary students. Would you ever consider making another version with the same sound track??

  • doge hope
    doge hope 2 years ago +11

    this is bull shit

    • End Man
      End Man Year ago

      Isabelle Barker wHY nOT?

    • isabelle b.
      isabelle b. Year ago


    • Rhett Swamp
      Rhett Swamp Year ago

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN!!!!!! this could help countless students with art esays and reports! i'd like to see you do better

    • End Man
      End Man Year ago


    • Enio Hernandez
      Enio Hernandez 2 years ago

      holdo hi

  • William Iglehart
    William Iglehart 3 years ago +2

    The song is Easy by The Harpoons.

    CHLOEXO 3 years ago

    thank you so much

  • Cill Blinton
    Cill Blinton 3 years ago +5

    what's the name of the music in the background?

    MTOWERM 3 years ago +1

    Incredible video!!!! Thx)))) Very helpful!!

  • Gurleen kaur
    Gurleen kaur 3 years ago +2

    Wow what a super video channel, my year 7 class is now creating a set of boards for the classroom to demonstrate the formal elements, thanks KQ!

  • iRage
    iRage 3 years ago +4

    whats the background song at the beginning?

  • c_01baker
    c_01baker 3 years ago +1

    Tangney's class is dope

  • Niagurl40
    Niagurl40 4 years ago +6

    I love your videos. I have a. Midterm in art class tomorrow and i.need to.know this stuff. Watching your videos give me a better understanding, and when i was 4th 5th grade our teachers seemed to be okay with showing us nude paintings and sculptures. It was a very weird and awkward day for me walking around seeing men and women not wearing clothing

  • Glitter Meets Glue
    Glitter Meets Glue 4 years ago +2

    Sadly, I have to agree with Brandy about there being some images that can't be shown to an upper elementary class. The very first image in the video would cause a lot of phone calls.

    • carolheaden
      carolheaden 2 years ago

      I'm not offended, I'm an artist. But parents of 11 year olds might be.

    • Kaas Baas
      Kaas Baas 2 years ago +3

      if you are offended easily, then art may not be for you

    • KQED Art School
      KQED Art School  4 years ago +3

      Thanks for the comments and letting us know, we'll be sure to keep out risque' images from now on ;-)

  • Brandy Powell
    Brandy Powell 4 years ago +7

    I love all of your videos, I have to pause this video at 1:08 because of one of the art images and believe me, personally it does not bother me but showing 3-5th grade a nude half of a person would cause some problems in a very conservative big district. I just thought I would make you aware of that. Other than that, I love that there is the fresh new look at the art elements it is overly needed in art education. Kudos to you all!