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art elements
line,shape,space,texture,value, and color are used to creat art
intensity
the brightness or dullness of a color
value
the lightness or darkness of a color
shading
darker vaules, or adding black to a color
tint
lighter values, or adding white to a color
composition
how the elements of an artwork are placed and arranged on the picture plane
aerial perspective
objects distant from the view become less distinct, small, and often cooler in color
linear perspective
a mathematical method used to make two dimensional shapes appear three dimensional
picture plane
the flat surface upon which the artists draws
contour line
line that defines the outer edges of forms and shapes
watercolor
water based paint that is transparent
shadow
a darkened area that appears when an object blocks the source of light
pattern
surface designs used to create intrest
focal point
that part of the art the view notices first
contrast
is created when you use light areas against dark areas in a drawing
scale
in art referring to size
proportion
the scale relationship of one object to another
monochromatic
a one colored painting
positive space
the space on the paper taken up by the drawn objects
negative space
the space not occupied by the object, but circulating around it
subject matter
the main idea or theme of waht is to be drawn
landscape
outside scenery is the subject matter
still life
a composition made up of inanimate objects
texture
the surface quality of an artwork that relates to the sense of touch, how it feels
highlight
the lightest speck of reflected light found on a shiney surface
foreground
in a drawing the area closest to the viewer and lowest on the picture plane
background
in a drawing the area farthest away from the viewer and highest on the picture plane
primary color
the first colors that connot be created by mixing, red yellow and blue
scondary color
achieved by mixing 2 primary colors, orange, green purple
harmony
unity of the artwork through repeated/similar shapes and color
hatching
a series of close lines used as a shading technique
cross hatching
crossing lines over and over again to achieve the desired tonal effect
stippling
drawing many small dots together to create a darkened tone
self assessment
a way of addressing and determining ones strengths and ones problems in the creative process
georgia okeeffe
american women artist who painted close up views of flowers and bones
photo montage
a composition composed of several photographs usually pasted together
realistic
any work of art that tries to resemble the world of natural appearance
pastel
a soft chalk either dry or oil based
sketch
a light quick drawing
medium
the material used to create a work of art
geometric shape
a mechanical human made shape
organic shape
free form shapes having irregular edges
two dimensional
art having only height and width
blending
creating new colors or tones by mixing directly on the paper
horizon line
the point at which the earth and the sky meet
vanishing point
a point on the horizon line toward which parallel lines are made to recede and meet in perspective drawing
surrealism
art style based on dream imagery and the subconscious mind
stabile
a staionary non moving sculpture
alexander calder
metal sculptor known for his creation or mobiles and stabiles
salvador dali
artist known for surrealism
complimentary colors
colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel
color wheel
organization of the visible color spectrum into a circle
value scale
scale showing the gradual shift from light to dark
tortillion
coiled paper tool used for blending pencil or pastels