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five elements of art
line, shape, form, space, color, texture
sensory properties
the elements of art
line
most basic of art elements
implied lines
not solid, consists of a series of interrupted dots that the eye connects
horizontal lines
create a stable and static feeling
vertical lines
cause the eye to move upward, feeling of spiritual awe
curved/jagged lines
sense of activity
shape
defines the 2D area of an object
form
defines 3D area of an object
cube
form
circle
shape
freeform/organic
forms taht are irregular
geometric
forms/shapes that are mathematically defined, sense of order and stability
space
element related to the organization of objects and areas around them
positive space
space the actual artwork objects occupy
negative space
empty area the artwork objects; aka ground
high relief
projecting boldly from surface
bas (low) relief
projecting only slightly from the surface to which the sculpture is attached
contours
the visible borders
aerial perspective
atmospheric perspective; a technique that takes into account the ways that fog, somke and airborne particles change the appearance of things
linear perspective
mathematical techniques developed during the Renaissance that can be used to create the illusion of space; visual phenomenom, as lines recede to distance, appear to converge and vanish
hue
name of a color
primary colors
red, blue, yellow
color wheel
organization of these hues into a visual scheme; developed by Sir Isaac Newton in 17th century
value
describes the lighhtneses or darkeness of a color
neutrals
black and white
tint
adding white to a color
shade
adding black to a color
intensity
brightness or purity of a color; primary colors most intense
complementary
hues that are opposite form each other on the color wheel; intense, vibrant contrast of color
monochromatic
use only one color
Analogous
use hues next to eachother on the color wheel; harmonious feeling
triadic
3 primary, 3 secondary, or 3 tertiary colors
warm colors
red, orange, yellow; advancing effect
cool colors
green, blue, violet; create receding effect
local color
the "true" color of an object as seen in normal daylight
optical color
refers to the effect that special lighting has on the color
arbitrary color
colors chosen for emotional or aesthetic impact
texture
refers to how things feel or how we think they would feel if touched
visual textrue
illusion of a textrued surface, used in 2D art
tactile
tangible
principles of composition
rhythm, movement, pattern, balance, contrast, emphasis, variety, proportion, unity; aka formal properties
rhythm
principle associated with movement or pattern
alternating rhythm
2+ motifs are used alternately
motif
single element of a pattern
balance
refers to the distibution of visual weight in a work of art
symmetrical balance
achieved when element of the composition are repeated exactly on both sides of the central axis
approximate symmetry
shapes or objects are slightly varied on either side of the central axis
asymmetrical balance
visual balance achieved through the organization of unlike objects; more complex compositional task
focal point
element that contrasts with the rest of the composition
proportion
concerned with the ize relationships among the parts of a composition, based upon our human scale
scale
refes to the dimensional relation of the parts of a work to the work in its entirety; also the overall size tf the artwork