this describes the attempts by any artist, craftsperson, shaman, or any human to put their mark on something, to announce their existence in the world. In artwork, markmaking can be done using almost any device - pencil, paintbrush, awl, clay tool, scraper, knife, carver..... and using any medium - graphite, paint, clay, chalk, dirt.... Some people say markmaking is what makes humans different from animals.
being educated in the language and terminology of the visual arts.
the art of evaluating or analyzing with knowledge and propriety works of art or literature; to consider the merits and demerits of and judge accordingly.
Height by width; a flat surface; ie drawing paper or canvas
Height by width by depth. If we say a work of art is three-dimensional, we mean that it is fully articulated in space-that is to say it can be viewed from any angle and exists in the viewers space. Usually can be walked around, but sometimes are placed on walls or ceilings.
the flat, two-dimensional surface of a work of art, the "windows"
the aspect of composition on a two-dimensional plane(flat) in which a three-dimensional space is depicted. The illusion of depth on a 2-d surface. This "depth" ranges from shallow to deep.
the organization of arrangement of the formal elements in a work of art.
any materials used to create a work of art- the paint, pastel, graphite, clay, paper, bronze, glass, ect. The word media is the plural form.
the 3 components of a work of art
form, content, process
the literal shape, mass, appearance, and look, of an object or figure. More generally, how the materials come together to make a work of art, the ways in which these materials are utilized in terms of the the formal elements(line, light, color, ect.) and the composition that results.
the meaning of an image(artwork) beyond its subject matter
How the work was created, the materials and media used (the paint, pastel, clay, bronze, paper, etc.) Also, the techniques and skills used to created work. Often, an artist's process is a well - kept secret!
literally the subject of an artwork - what the work is about (for example, portrait, man plowing the fields, the signing of the Declaration of independence, landscape, etc.) It may be a painting of a shipwreck (subject matter) but the meaning (content) is about the difficulties of life.
in any kind of creative endeavor, it is the story of what is being depicted,sung, described, written about
in art, this term means the rendering of images and objects in a stylized or simplified way, yet they remain recognizable; the formal or expressive aspects are emphasized. Abstract is a relative term. Often when we speak of abstraction in the visual arts, we must consider the degree of abstraction. That is to say that abstraction exists on a continuum.
the quality or state of being the truth. This means that something looks life-like or real.
The quality that makes a work of art appear close to or resemble the natural world - it looks real, whatever that is. In general, this term is synonymous with representational.
when an artwork is representational, it resembles something from the natural and visual world around us.
an artwork that is realist also resembles the natural world
Artists have their own unique manner of visual expression that is distinct from others. We can also say that within history this dominates certain eras because of cultural and social factors
the use of symbols to represent the invisible, intangible, or abstract
literally, in its original Greek, the word means image writing. This is an area of art history that involves consideration of the symbol within context to the history and traditions of the culture
an artwork that emphasizes the emotional and psychological content of the work. In general, to do this, artists often distort and personally interpret the formal tools like line and color
a contemporary term describing how artists don't normally stay within the confines of a single medium.
any sort of natural or manufactured object that is not made by the artist but found by them and put into their artwork
a branch of greek philosophy that deals with sensory values. They pertain to what individuals find visually pleasing
the visual tools an artisist uses to create a work of art. These include but are not limited to the Elements of art and the principles of design
Literally, analyzing the form of the artwork. This means taking inventory of all the elements and tools used by an artist, considering the composition, and understanding how all these components are implemented to create a meaning