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Asymmetry
a balanced of parts o nopposite sides of a perceived midline, giving the appearance of equal visual weight
Background
the part of the picture plane that seems to be farthest from the viewer
Balance
the way in which the elements in visual arts are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in an artwork
Collage
an artistic composition made of various materials (e.g. paper, cloth,or wood) glued on a surface
Color
the visual sensation dependent on the reflection or absorption of light from a given surface
Color wheel
a circular diagram of the spectrum used to show the relationships between the colors
Contrast
Differences between two or more elemets (e.g. value, color, texture) in a composition; juxtaposition of dissimilar elements in a work of art
Design
the plan, conception, or organization of a work of art
Dominance
an emphasis of one aspect, characteristic or quality in an image in relation to all others
Elements of art
Sensory components used to create and talks about works of art; line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space
Monochromatic
use of only one hue or color, that can vary in value or intensity
Multimedia
Computer programs that involve users in the design and organization of text, graphics, video, and sound in one presentation
Oils
oil-based pigment used with paint thinner, turpentine, or other non-water-based suspension
One-point perspective
a way to shoe 3-D objects on a 2-D surface, lines appear to go away from the viewer meet at a single point on the horizon known as the vanishing point
Performance art
a type of art in which an event or events are planned and enacted before an audience for aesthetic reasons
Printmaking
the transference of an image from one surface (plate or block) to another (usually paper) using ink
Sculpture
three-dimensional artwork to be seen either in the round (from all sides) or as a base relief (a low relief in which figures protrude only slightly from the background).
Tint
a slight or pale coloration
Absorption
interception of force or energy
Melody
a rhythmic succession of single tones organized into a cohesive or aesthetic whole
Notation
written documentation of musical notes indicating pitch and rhythm for performance
Opera
a drame set to music for voices and orchestra and presented with costumes and sets
Performance
the actual act of making music; sometimes used to mean a musical presentation
Phrase
a musical idea comparable to a sentence or a clause in language; may be complete or incomplete
Pitch
the location of a note in relation to its highness or lowness
Production
a performance of a work that involves staging-costumes, scenery, etc.-as well as music. The term may also refer to the costumes, scenery, and so on, as distinct from the music
Program
1-an entire concert or recital (2) the printed booklet given to audience members at a concert, opera, recital, etc. (3) a literary text, a place, an event, or the like, on which a musical composition is based
Recital
a program by a soloist or by 2 performers (soloist and sccompanist, or a duo)
Rhythm
combinations of long ans short, or even or uneven sounds that establish a musical continuum and convey a sense of movement
Score
the organized notation of all of the instrumental and/or vocal parts of a composition
Staff/Staves
the horizontal lines on and between which notes are written
Symphony
a composition for orchestra, usually in four movements
Tempo
the pace at which music moves according to the speed of the underlying beat
Texture
the character of the different layers of horizontal and vertical sounds
Theme and variation
a compositional form in which a theme is clearly stated and is followed by a number of variations
Timbre
the color or quality of a musical tone
Time Signature
a sign used in music to indicate meter, usually written as a fraction with the bottom number indicating the kind of note to be played as a unit of time and the top number indicating the number of units in each measure
Twelve-bar blues
a chord pattern often used in blues music based on the 1st, 4th, and 5th, chords and teh blues scale in specific order within twelve bars.
Vocal, vocalist
vocal means of the voice; vocalist is a synonym for singer
Abstract
art that does not attempt to represet the appearance of objects, real or imaginary
Canvas
a strong cloth which, since the Renaissance, many artists have used as a surface for painting
Collage
a work of art created by arranging and gluing assorted materials onto a flat surface
Complementary Colors
colors which fall directly opposite each other on the color wheel. ex; blue/orange
Primary Colors
Blue,yellow,red. Colors from which all other colors are derived
Secondary Colors
colors made by mixing equal proportions of any two primary colors
Composition
the placement of forms, shapes, colors, and light and dark areas in a work of art
Contour Lines
outside and inside lines defining an image or shape
Depth
the illusion of space in a picture plane
Elements of art
the visual "tools" artists use to create art. The categories include line, color, shape, space,light and texture
Focal point
an area of an artwork that first attracts and usually sustains the viewer's attention
Foreground
in a scene or artwork, the part that seems closest to the viewer
Geometric
shapes and forms related to mathematical principles
Genre
subjects and scenes depicting everyday life
Gesture
the implication of motion in a shape
Hue
refers to the common name of the color such as red or green
Horizon Line
a level line where water or land seems to end and the sky begins
Illustration
work of art created to accompany a story or other literary work in print
Impasto
thick, opaque paint applied with a brush,knife or fingers, creating various textural fewtures on the surface of the painting
Impressionism
a style of painting that seeks to represent the momentary effects of sunlight on color
Landscape
the scenery of an inland area, a painting or drawing of the land or natural environment
Lithograph
a print made by drawing on a flat, porous limestone with greasy material, then applying greasy ink which adheres only to the drawn lines
Medium
the material used to make a work of art
Mural
a large painting or artwork, generally designed for and created on the wall or ceiling of a public building
Palette
a tray or board on which colors of paint are mixed
Perspective
a technique for creating the illusion of depth on a 2-D surface
Portrait
a picture of a person or images that portray a person
Proportion
the relationship of one object to another in size, shape, number or degree
Realism
a style in which an artists try to create an image that resembles the natural world
Shape
the outline of a figure or form
Still Life
an arrangement of fruit, flowers, food, or assorted objects
Study
a drawing that may be used to try out an idea or plan out another work
Symbol
something that stands for something else
Tempera
a type of paint made from a mixture of powdered pigments (colors), egg yolk, and distilled water
Texture
the way something feels to the touch