Principles and Elements of Art Review Quiz

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line

is the path of a moving point having greater length than width.

remember this

• Think in terms of opposites - straight, curved, long, short, thin, thick, broken...

Actual and implied

Categories of line:

2. Shape

- is a 2-dimensional flat space having an interior area and an outer boundary

foreground, middle ground, and back ground

• In a 2-d work of art: three divisions (_______, _______, _______)

- Linear perspective
- Varying the sizes
- Placement of shapes (foreground, background?)
- Overlapping shapes
- Arial perspective
- Diminishing details

• Ways to create space in a 2-d work of art:

4. Texture

- is the tactile feel of any surface, the roughness or smoothness experienced through the sense of touch.

actual (can touch) or implied (cannot touch)

Two kinds of texture:

5. Value -

is the degree of lightness or darkness of a surface, the quantity of light.

• Chiroscuro

- is a technique in painting that uses tones, shades, shadows and highlights to create the illusion of three dimensions on two dimensional media.

a candle or torch, divine light, showing the sun or shadows and vibrant color changes.

• Ways to show value in a 2-d work of art:

6. Color

- the quality of light on any surface.

hue, intensity and value

• Qualities of color:

primary, secondary, tertiary and neutral

• Categories of color:

monochromatic, complimentary and analogous

• Harmonies of color:

7. Form/Mass

- is also a three-dimensional solid (usually a sculpture).

1. Dominance/Emphasis -

is one feature within a work of art that first catches the viewer's eye; the focal point.

placement of shapes (foreground, off-center), contrasting elements, brilliant color, value changes, repetition of elements.

• Ways to create emphasis:

2. Balance -

in art is the visual balancing of the elements.

symmetrical (same on two sides), asymmetrical (no symmetry anywhere), radial (centered)

• Three Types of Balance:

3. Repetition/movement -

is the repeating of elements to create a sense of movement and lead the viewer's eye throughout the design.

Nope :)

• REPEATED ELEMENTS CREATE MOVEMENT OF THE EYE! Is it actual movement?

4. Contrast/variety -

refers to the use of opposing elements within a composition, such as line, color, shape, texture and value.

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• ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF - WHAT CONTRASTING LINES ARE VISIBLE; CONTRASTING SHAPES; CONTRASTING TEXTURES; CONTRASTING COLORS?

5. Unity -

is the harmony of the visual elements in a composition. It is not always achieved.

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