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asymmetrical
balance is the absence of precise symmetry
symmetrical
balance is where the parts of the composition are organized so that one side mirrors the other
medium
the material used to create a work of art
abstract
refers to artwork that has recognizable subject matter, but is not realistic because the subject matter has been simplified or distorted
found objects
natural and/or manufactured, everyday objects that can be used to create a work of art. generally, found objects are discarded materials that are recycled in the form of art
in-the-round
refers to sculpture that can be seen from all angles; it is a free standing or suspended sculpture
volume
the amount of space that an object occupies
portrait ; [self portrait]
picture or sculpture that features a person's face [own face]
profile
the outline of the side of a person's face
quadrant
one fourth of a circle
balance
means of maintaining visual equilibrium in a work of art. [symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial]
unity
the arrangement of elements and principals with media to create a feeling of wholeness or oneness in a work of art
variety
an assortment of lines, shapes, colors and textures to create interest in a work of art, made by varying the size of shapes and line thickness which results in less monotony and great interest in an art work
kinetic
sculpture with moving elements, whether actuated by motor, by hand, or by natural forces.
rhythm
concerned with repeating an element to make a work seem active or suggest vibration
color
derived from reflected light; sensation of color is aroused in the brain by the response of the eyes to different wavelengths
[hue, value, intensity]
color schemes
organizations of colors that work together
complementary
color schemes are created by using any complementary pair, such as blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and violet
analogous
color schemes are the combinations of 3-5 neighboring colors on the color wheel with no skipped colors [green, blue-green, blue]
monochromatic
color schemes use only one color or hue with varying amounts of white, black and/or grey
warm colors
colors suggesting warmth, relating to the sun [red, orange, yellow]
cool colors
colors suggesting coolness, relating to the water [blue, green and violet]
gradation
series of gradual changes
naum gabo
constructivist artist who created abstract scuplptures of faces from metal
contrast
refers to differences in values, colors, textures, and other elements in an artwork to achieve emphasis and interest