Art Appreciation

  1. Representational Art
    • Often referred to as objective or figurative art
    • It depicts the appearance of things
    • It represents the objects we recognize from the everyday world
  2. Trompe L'oeil
    • French term for "fool the eye"
    • Paintings of this nature impress us because they look so "real"
  3. Abstract Art
    • Works of art that have no reference at all to natural objects
    • Works that depict natural objects in simplified, distorted, or exaggerated ways
  4. Non Representational Art
    • Often referred to as non-objective non-figurative art
    • This type of art presents itself in visual forms that have no specific references to anything outside themselves
  5. Iconography
    Is the symbolic meaning of signs, subjects, and meanings
  6. Symmetrical Balance
    The near perfect matching of the left and right sides of a 2 dimensional object
  7. Asymmetrical Balance
    The balance of dissimilar elements. The objects are balanced according to their size and meaning
  8. Scale
    the relation in size of one object to another
  9. Proportion
    the size relationship of parts to a whole
  10. A drawing can function in 3 ways..
    • -serve as a sketch, or record of something seen, remembered, or imagined.
    • -serve as a preparation for a larger or more complex work of art
    • -be an end of itself ( a complete work of art)
  11. Watercolors
    made by applying pigments suspended in a solution of water and gum arabic (a resin from the acadia tree) to white paper
  12. Oil
    dry pigments are mixed with linseed, walnut or poppy seed oil
  13. Acrylic pain
    pigments are suspended in an acrylic polymer medium, they can be water thinned yet be resistant to water when dry
  14. Printmaking relief
    the printmaker cuts away all parts of the printing surface that wont be meant to carry ink
  15. Printmaking intaglio
    comes from the Italian word Itagliare meaning to cut into. Areas below the printing surface hold the ink
  16. Printmaking lithography
    a planographic printing process based on the mutual antipathy of oil and water
  17. Implied lines
    suggest visual connection
  18. shape
    the expanse within the outline of a 2D area
  19. Geometric shapes
    precise shapes such as squares, rectangles, and triangles
  20. organic shapes
    irregular shapes often curvilinear or round in form
  21. 3D area
    A 3D area is called a mass, whereas a 2D area is called a shape
  22. Volume
    When mass encloses a space, it is the space
  23. Space
    The indefinable general receptacle of all things- the seemingly empty space around us
  24. Overlapping
    the most basic way to acheive the effect of depth on a flat surface
  25. Perspective
    any means of representing 3D objects in a space on a 2D surface
  26. Atmospheric perspective
    the allusion of depth is created by changing color, value, or detail
  27. Color scheme
    Color grouping that provide distinct color harmonies
  28. 5 color schemes
    • Monochromatic
    • Complimentary
    • Analogous
    • Tradic
    • Split triadic
  29. Study itten color wheel
  30. Texture
    tactile qualities of surfaces or the visual representation of those surfaces
  31. Actual texture
    those textures we can feel by touch
  32. Simulated or implied texture
    those created to look like something other than paint on a flat surface
  33. Unity
    the appearance or condition of oneness
  34. Variety
    provides diversity of design elements
  35. Emphasis
    used to draw attention to an area or areas
  36. Subordination
    neutral areas of lesser interest
  37. Contrast
    the juxtaposition of strongly dissimilar elements
  38. Rhythm
    created through the regular occurrence of elements with related variations
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Art Appreciation
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