Dr. Marilyn Stokstad mentions in her Art History that there are two levels of art elements: the first level consists of form and content, the second level consists of style and medium. The elements of form include line, shape, color, texture, space, mass, volume and composition. The elements of content include period style, regional style, presentational style and abstract style. The medium refers to material.
The elements of Chinese antique jade consist of object’s name, material, age, carving style, motif and theme.
Object name: jade plaque
measurement: L.25.5cm, W.20.5cm, T.0.2cm, 248grams
material: green tone jade
form: mythical animal (pixiu)
age: Han Dynasty
carving style: open work
theme: ideal life in haven