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abstract
not representing anything from real life, non-representational
abstraction
art that is abstract, achieving affects through line, colour, form, shape, and so on
aerial perspective
technique that makes distant objects lighter and bluer in tone
aquatint
an etching process in which resin is sprinkled over the metal print to protect the metal while in acid
burin
sharp needle used in the processes of etching
composition
the arrangement of the elements; the placement of figures or objects; the organisation of an artwork
cool colours
blues, purples, greens - go back in space, can create a mood of sadness, stillness, or peace in an artwork
etching
a form of printmaking using a metal plate. Lines are drawn through a wax coating on the plate. when the plate is put in acid, the lines are eaten away and ink is then rubbed into the lines. These lines are transferred under pressure onto dampened paper
distorted
twisted or out of shape
exaggerate
emphasise of magnify certain parts physical aspects
expression
indication of emotion on the face
Expressionism
a trend in modern European art in which the work emphasises emotion and the projection of inner feelings
form
shape or solidity, volume; 3D shapes
impasto
thick obvious paint
linear
an artwork that contains lines as an important feature
linear perspective
technique that represents depth by drawing lines going to a vanishing point
lithograph
a print created by using wax crayon on stone; principle is that water is repelled by wax
perspective
way of making object disappear into the distance. refer to aerial and linear perspective
printmaking
general art term for the process of making multiples of one image, each one being unique
semi-abstract
not quite abstract, some aspects of realism
spontaneous
quickly done, unplanned, instinctive, unconstrained
symmetrical balance
way of structuring an image so that each side has equal weight and balance
tonal contrast
light against dark
vibrant
rich, thrilling
woodcut
print created from a block of wood on which unwanted parts are cut away from the surface and the remaining area printed