ART 1.1

  1. abstract Art imagery that departs from recognizable images from the natural world. (page 59)
  2. actual line A continuous, uninterrupted line. (page 53)
  3. automatic Suppressing conscious control to access subconscious sources of creativity and truth. (page 51)
  4. background The part of a work depicted furthest from the viewer’s space, often behind the main subjectmatter. (page 55)
  5. collage A work of art assembled by gluing materials, often paper, onto a surface. From the French coller,to glue. (page 57)
  6. color The optical effect caused when reflected white light of the spectrum is divided into a separatewavelength. (page 56)
  7. concentric Identical shapes stacked inside each other sharing the same center, for example the circles of atarget. (page 61)
  8. conceptual art >> A work in which the ideas are often as important as how it is made. (page 49)
  9. conceptual art >> A work in which the ideas are often as important as how it is made. (page 49)
  10. contrast >> A drastic difference between such elements as color or value (lightness/darkness). (page 46)
  11. elements >> The basic vocabulary of art—line, form, shape, volume, mass, color, texture, space, time andmotion, and value (lightness/darkness). (page 46)
  12. etching >>  A printmaking process that relies on acid to bite (or etch) the engraved design into the printingsurface. (page 53)
  13. facade >> Any side of a building, usually the front or entrance. (page 49)
  14. figure-ground reversal >> The reversal of the relationship between one shape (the figure) and its background (the ground),so that the figure becomes background and the ground becomes the figure. (page 61)
  15. highlight >> An area of lightest value in a work. (page 58)
  16. implied line >> A line not actually drawn but suggested by elements in the work. (page 53)
  17. line >> A mark, or implied mark, between two endpoints. (page 46)
  18. negative space >> An empty space given shape by its surround, for example the right-pointing arrow between the E and x in FedEx. (page 58)
  19. outline >> The outermost line of an object or figure, by which it is defined or bounded. (page 47)
  20. pattern An arrangement of predictably repeated elements. (page 57)
  21. plane A flat surface. (page 47)
  22. positive shape A shape defined by its surrounding empty space. (page 58)
  23. principles The "grammar" applied to the elements of art—contrast, balance, unity, variety, rhythm, emphasis, pattern, scale, proportion, and focal point. (page 46)
  24. rhythm The regular or ordered repetition of elements in the work. (page 53)
  25. shape The two-dimensional area the boundaries of which are defined by lines or suggested by changes in color or value. (page 46)
  26. space The distance between identifiable points or planes. (page 55)
  27. style A characteristic way in which an artist or group of artists uses visual language to give a work an identifiable form of visual expression. (page 51)
  28. two-dimensional Having height and width. (page 46)
  29. volume The space filled or enclosed by a three-dimensional figure or object. (page 55)
  30. woodcut A print created from an incised piece of wood. (page 61)
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