Art vocab

  1. Elements of Art
    Sensory components used to create works of art: line, color, shape or form, texture, value, and space.
  2. Silhouette
    An outline filled with a solid color typically black on white and most often of a portrait
  3. Symmetry
    Any part of an image or object organized so that one side duplicates or mirrors the other.
  4. Line
    A point moving in space. It can vary in with curvature, color, or direction
  5. Composition
    The plan placement or arrangement of elements in a work of art
  6. Contour
    The outline and other visible edbes of a figure or object.
  7. Blind Contour
    Contour drawing with eyes fixed on subject one continous line
  8. Modified Contour
    10 seconds of drawing, 7 seconds on object, 3 seconds on paper
  9. Shape
    A two-dimensional or plane may be open or closed, free from gemetic, found in nature or made by humans
  10. Type of Line
    Vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig-zag etc.
  11. Mc Escher
    (1892-1972) One of the world's most famous graphic artists. He is known for his tessellations, relistic and very detailed drawings.
  12. Perspective
    The technique used to project an illusion of the 3 dimensional wolrld onto a 2 dimentional surface, helps to create a sence of death.
  13. Horizon Line
    A level line where lands seems to end to the sky begins. Vanishing poings are located on this line
  14. Vanishing Point
    In perspective drawing, the place on the horizon where parallel lines seem to meet.
  15. Value
    Lightness and darkness of hue or neutral color; the gradations of light and dark in a 2-dimensional artwork and on the surface of 3-dimnesional objects.
  16. Value Scale
    A range of values from black to white and all the gray thones in between or a dark color to a light color and all the colors in between
  17. Thumbnail Sketch
    Small rough sketch of a design drawing painting etc.
  18. Positive Space
    Filled with lines, designs, colors or shapes.
  19. Negative Space
    Empty space in an artwork or objects.
  20. Contrast
    The difference between two or more elements (e.g., value, color, texture) in a compostion; juxtopostion of dissmilar elements in a work of art; also the dgree of difference between the lightest and darkest part of a picture
  21. Symbol
    An image that is used to suggest or reperesent something else. A symbol is usally simplified
  22. Symbolism
    Imagery used to effectivelly communicate ideas
  23. Social Activists
    People who act as the conscience and voice of many individuals within a society. They address and challenge ideas on moral issue, human rights, animal rights, environmental issues, and more.
  24. Portrait
    A drawing, painting, or photograph of aspecific person.
  25. Value
    Lightness or darness of a hue or neutral color
  26. Monochromatic
    Consisting of only a single color or hue; may include its tints and shades
  27. Tint
    A soft and light color one to which white has been added
  28. Shade
    A color to which black or another dark hue has been added to make it darker
  29. Elements of Art
    Sensory components used to create works: line, color, shape or form, texture, value, and space.
  30. Line
    A point moving in space. It can vary in width, length currature, color, or direction.
  31. Color
    The visual connection depending on the reflection or absorption of light from a given surface. The three characteristics of color or hue, value and intensity.
  32. Hue
    Refers to the name of a color (e.g., red, blue, yellow, orange)
  33. Intensity
    Also called chrom or saturation. It refers to the brightness of acolor (a color is full in intensity only when pure and unmixed). Color intensity can be changed by adding black, white, gray or an opposite color on the wheel.
  34. Shape
    A two-dimensiaonal area or place that may be open or closed, free from or geometirc, found in nature or made by human
  35. Texture
    the surface quality of materials, either actual (tactile) or implied (visual). Texture is one of the elements.
  36. Space
    The emptiness or area between, around, above below or within objects. Shapes and forms are defined by the space around and within then 1. Positive space. Filled with lines, designs, colors or shapes 2. Negative space. Empty space in an artwork or project.
  37. Principles of Design
    The organization of works of art involving the ways in which the elements of art arranged: balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetition, rhythm subor dination, unity, variety.
  38. Balance
    • The arrangement of visual arts elements are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in a work of art. The three types of balance are symmetry symmetry, and radial.
    • 1. Symmetry - A balance of parts on opposite sides of aperceived boundary.
    • 2.Asymmetry - Intenstionally unbalanced parts on opposite sides of a perceived boundary giving the apperance of equal visual weight.
    • 3. Radial - Lines, shapes, or colors that emanate from a center.
  39. Contrast
    The difference between two or more elements (e.g. value, color, texture) in a compostion; juxtoposition of dissimilar elements in a work of art; also the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest park of a picture.
  40. Dominance
    The emphasis of one aspect over all other aspects of a design.
  41. Emphasis
    Special stress given to an element to make it stand out.
  42. Primary Colors
    The colors yellow, red, and blue from which it is possible to mix all the othe color wheel.
  43. Secondary Colors
    The colors obtained by mixing two primary colors. Examples: Orange, Green, Violet (Purple)
  44. Complementary Colors
    Colors opposite one another on the color wheel. Red/Green, Blue/Orange, and Yellow/Violet are examples of coplementary colors.
  45. Neutral Colors
    The colors black, white, gray, and varioations of brown, included in the color family called earth colors.
  46. Analogous
    Refers to closely related colors; a color sheme that combines several hues next to each other on the color wheel.
  47. Warm Colors
    colors suggesting warth: tred, yellow and orange, These colors naturally come forward in a work.
  48. Cool Colors
    colors suggesting coolnes: blue, green and violet. These colors naturally recede from the viewer.
  49. Aesthetics
    A branch of philosophy; the study of art and theories about the nature and components ofaesthetic experience
  50. Distortion
    The condition of being twisted or bent out of shape. In art, distortion is often used as an expressive technique.
  51. Figurative
    Pertaining to reperesentation of form or figure in art.
  52. Mass
    The outside size and bulk of a form, such as a building or a sculpture; the bisual weight of an object.
  53. Portfolio
    Systematic, organized collection of students work.
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Art vocab
Art Vocab