Art that departs significantly from natural appearances. Nonrepresentational
objects recede in space light and dust cause values to have less contrast in the distance. Details become obscured
Arrangement of parts achieving a state of equilibrium between opposing forces or influences.
Transition from light to dark to create illusion of 3D form with continuing gradations of value.
Combining of parts or elements to form: a whole the structure and organization * the total form of a work of art
meaning or message contained or communicated by a work of art including: emotional intellectual symbolic thematic * narrative connotations
line that describes the edges of planes and outside edges in a form
optical illusion that objects appear smaller as they recede in space
a circle becomes a regular oval shape when seen in perspective
total physical characteristics of an object, event, or situation
implied or actual line or edge placed on a 2D surface to represent the place in nature where the sky meets the horizontal land or water plane
Property of color identifying a specific named wavelength of light. color ex: green, red, violet
relative purity or saturation of a hue on a scale from bright to dull
represents the path made by a moving point or connected and continuous series of points.
uses a horizon/eye level line and vanishing points to show that lines converge as they recede in space
materials used to create an image ex: charcoal, pencil, ink, paint
background/ground shape seen in relation to foreground/figure shapes
art w/o reference to anything outside itself
figure or foreground shape
Hues that cannot be produced by mixing other hues. Pigment: Red, Yellow, Bright Blue Light: Red, Yellow, Blue
representational art in which the artist depicts as closely as possible what the eye sees
systematic repetition of visual elements in a work
artist's intention to present again or represent a particular subject. A realistic portrayal of subject matter.
hue with black added
design or composition with identical or nearly identical form on opposite sides of a dividing line formal balance
tactile quality of a surface or representation or invention or the appearance of such a surface quality
hue with white added
appearance of similarity, consistency, or oneness. factors that cause various elements to appear as part of a single, complete form
lightness or darkness of black and white tones or colors.
level of difference among otherwise similar elements
the illusion or representation of height, width, and depth in a form