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Markmaking
the attempts by an artist to put their mark on something
Visual Literacy
being educated in the language and terminology of the visual arts
Criticism
the art of evaluating or analyzing with knowledge and propriety works of art or literature
Two-Dimensinal
Height by width; a flat surface ie: drawing paper or canvas. (2-D).
Three-Dimensinal
Height by width by depth.
Picture Plane
The flat, two-dimensional surface of a work of art, the "window"
Pictorial Depth
The aspect of composition on a two-dimensional plane (flat) in which a three-dimensional space is depicted.
Composition
The organization or arrangement of the formal elements in a work of art.
Medium
Any materials used to create a work of art-the paint, pastel, graphite, clay, paper, bronze, glass, etc
The 3 components of any work of art are..
form, content, process
Form
How the materials come together to form a work of art
Content
The meaning of an image (artwork) beyond its subject matter.
Process
How the work was created, the materials and media used. the techniques and skills used to create work.
Subject Matter
literally the subject of an artwork-what the work is about
Narrative
in any kind of creative endeavor, it is the story of what is being depicted, sung, described, written about…
Abstract
this term means the rendering of images and objects in a stylized or simplified way, yet they remain recognizable
verisimilitude
The quality or state of being the "truth." In the visual arts, this means that something looks life-like, or 'real.'
Form
the thing itself
Process
how it was created
Content
The meaning behind why the art was made
Medium
the tool used to construct the art
2-D art
ways to express light and shadow
Tint
when white is added to a color
Shade
When black is added to a color
Tone
when Grey is added to a color
3-D Art
Light and Works (How the light hits the art)
Free-Standing Sculpture
Michaelangelo's (David) 1503-1507
Symbolism
The use of symbols to represent the invisible, intangible, or abstract
Iconography
Image writing, used to help the viewer of the art to understand by using symbols
Formal Elements of Art
Line, color, shape and mass, space, value/light, texture, pattern, time and motion.
Principles of Design
Balance, focal point, scale and proportion, repetition and rhythm, unity of variety.
Naturalism
a quality that makes a work of art appears to be real or resemble the natural world.
Realism
An Artwork that is realist
Representational
artwork that represents the natural world.
Optical Realism
how real something may appear
Abstraction
can indicate the natural world but may not be completely recognizable.
Figurative art is..
Recognizable art
Organic lines and shapes appeal to our..
emotion
Rectilinear LInes and shapes appeal to our..
intellect
Expressionistic
expressionistic, emphasizes the emotional and psychological content of the work.
Line is..
A mark left by a moving point, actual or implied, and varying in direction, thickness, and density.
Hatching and CrossHatching creates
a shaded look
Outlines and Contour lines
Create form
Vertical Lines
visual stripping points
Horizontal Lines
sadder/death/sleeping
Diagonal Lines
drawing in a triangle
Implied Lines
Make your mind think up the line
The Starry night was drawn by
Van Gogh
Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer (b&W of buildings)
NYC gallery 291- brings in poor American painters
Georgia 0’Keefe
Art school student falls in love with Alfred Stieglitz
Line in Sculpture
the line happens at the edge of a shape, can be thin, thick, wavy and curvy.
Light
is either implied (an illusion) or it is a real component in the artwork.
Chiaroscuro
(Nude modeling)
Tenebrism
use of extreme shading gives a feeling of Dark Night evil scene.
Hue
Color
Value
brightness; degree of light
Saturation
intensity or depth of color
Temperature
warm-colors advance and expand toward viewer, cool- colors sink into the composition and are passive
Warm colors are
happy and exciting
Cool colors are
soothing and boring
Primary Colors
a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing. (red, blue, yellow)
Complimentary Colors
are colors directly opposite each other in the color spectrum.
Analogous Colors
are colors adjacent of each other on the color wheel.
Monochromatic Colors
are all colors in a single hue. (Tints, tones, and shades)
Open Palett
has a broad range of colors on the color wheel
Closet Palett
has a limite range of colors on the color wheel
Local Colors
sharp and easy to see color changes
Arbitrary Colors
abstract, not sharp lines