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The _______ of a line is its length and width.


________ lines mark the edge of a figure as it curves back into space.


_________ on a 2-dimensional level creates the illusion of roundness or 3 dimensions through the use of light and shadow.


Line direction: _______ lines suggest stability, whereas _______ lines suggest assertiveness.

Horizontal, vertical

In works of art, _______________ are defined as the areas within a composition that have boundaries that separate them from what surrounds them. They are formed when intersecting or connected lines enclose space.


The phenomenon that occurs when positive and negative shapes change place is called

Figure-ground reversal

Determined by the amount of light reflected by a surface, the __________________ of a color of a surface is its lightness or darkness. The degrees of difference between shades of gray is referred to as ____________________.

Value, value contrast

__________________ refers to the gradual shifting from light to dark through a successive gradation of tones across a curved surface.


The term for purity, brilliance, or intensity (brightness or dullness) of a color is ____________________.


By adding black to a color, artists produce ___________________.


By adding white to a color, artists produce ___________________.


The 3 light primaries are ___________, ___________, and ___________.

Red, blue, green

The 3 pigment primaries are:___________, ___________, and _____________.

Cyan, magenta, yellow

___________– the texture of an object or picture, as determined by the sense of touch.

Actual texture

___________ – simulated texture in a work of art; the use of visual elements to create the illusion of textures in flat drawings, paintings, and other 2-dimensional works.

Visual texture

___________ - texture that is chosen or created by artists to foil or undermine our ideas about the objects that they depict.

Subversive texture

The illusion of depth is created by techniques such as texture gradients, brightness gradients, color saturation, and manipulation of warm and cool colors is ________ perspective.


In _____________ motion and time, an impression of time and motion is created by the use of visual elements, composition, or content.


Works employing __________________ use techniques to suggest that motion is in the process of occurring rather than having occurred.

Illusion of motion

Artists use _______________________ to draw our attention to an area.


_________________ is created through the regular repetition of elements with related variations.


_______________ is the relative size of an object compared with others of its kind, its setting, or human dimensions.


_______________scaling is the use of relative size to indicate the relative importance of the objects or people being depicted.


The size relationship of parts to a whole is ___________________.


______________ refers to a distinctive handling of the visual elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school or movement, or specific culture or time period.


_____________________ refers to the portrayal of people and objects as they are seen by the eye without distortion.


_________________ art portrays, however altered or distorted, things perceived in the visible world.


In __________________ art, form and color are freely distorted by the artist in order to achieve a heightened emotional impact.


____________________ is the symbolic meanings of signs, subjects, and images which lend works their underlying meanings.