the outline and visible edges of a mass, figure, or object
enclosed figures, recognizable objects, Space in an artwork that is positive. Filled with something, such as lines, designs, color, or shapes.
the empty space in an artwork, The areas around the objects, shapes or forms
the plan, placement, or arrangement of elements in an artwork
a principle of design, the pleasing relationship of all parts to each other and to the whole of the design
form of linear perspective in which lines appear to meet at one point on the horizon
irregular shape, or one found in nature, rather than mechanical
having more mathematic than organic design
element of art, the gradual change of lightness or darkness, whit to black, used to suggest roundness or depth
creating tone, the technique of using crossed parallel lines for shading and to show value
name of any color in its pure state in the spectrum
when one color is used in an artwork including the different shades of the same color
colors exactly opposite on the color wheel
yellow, red, and blue which cannot be made with other colors, but can make every other color on the spectrum
colors made from mixing equal amounts of primary colors
colors made from mixing unequal amounts of primary colors
2 or more colors close to each other on the color wheel and closely related
3 colors equally spaced on the color wheel
principle of design, the equilibrium of various elements in a work of art. It can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.
parts of an image or object where one part mirrors or duplicates the other
one side of a composition does not reflect the other
element of art, surface treatment ranging from smooth to rough, It can be real or implied.
principle of design, repeated us of similar elements. The smooth transition from one part to another.
The unity of all visual elements in a composition.
Principle of design, use of line, color, or a motif in more than one place in a composition.
principle of design, the difference between the elements of art: texture, color, value, line.
type of sculpture where part of the sculpture is raised while another part is flat.
a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
the art of fine handwriting, decorative script
ancient Egyptian form of writing using symbols or pictures used by the ancient Egyptians.
an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia
figure that has spiritual powers and holds materials
Islamic place of worship
what elements of art and principles of design are used in an artwork
what materials and techniques were used to make an artwork
Idea, mood or quality expressed in an artwork
the oldest and simplest Greek style that has a smooth capital, and no separate base.
scroll-like decorations on its capital, has volutes
leave decorations on the capital, has volutes
triangular part above columns in Greek buildings
Part of a Greek temple on top of the capital usually decorated with carvings