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Rhythm

the principle of art that indicates movement by the repetition of elements or objects.

Color

an element of art that is derived from reflected light

Color spectrum

When light passes through a wedge-shaped glass, called a prism, the beam of white light is bent and separated into bands of color.

Hue

the name of a color in the color spectrum

Value

the art element that describes the darkness or lightness of a color

Complementary Colors

the colors opposite each other on the color wheel

Monochromatic

color scheme that uses only one hue, and the tints and shades of that hue.

Analogous Colors

colors that sit side by side on the color wheel and have a common hue

Line

an element of art that is the path of a moving point through space

Shape

a two dimensional area that is defined in some way



Space

the element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects.

Texture

element of art that refers to how things feel, or look as if they might feel, if touched,

Movement

the principle of art used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer's eyes throughout the work of art

Balance

the principle of art concerned with equalizing visual forces, or elements, in a work of art.

Proportion

the principle of art concerned with the size relationship of one part to another

Variety

the principle of art concerned with difference or contrast

Emphasis

the principle of art that makes one part of a work dominant over the other parts



Unity

the quality of wholeness or oneness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements and principles of art

Forms

objects having three dimensions

Neutrals

black, white or gray

Primary colors

red, blue , yellow

Secondary Colors

made by mixing two primary colors

Tertiary Colors

made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color

Triad Colors

three colors spaced evenly apart on the color wheel

Contrast

principle of art that concerns the arrangement of opposite elements