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shape

closed, flat, 2-D area

form

illusion of, or actual 3-D space that an object occupies

texture

how the surface of an object feels or the illusion of how it might feel

symbol

something that stands for or represents something else

elements of art

basic visual symbols that artists use to make a work of art

principles of design

rules that act as guides for organizing or structuring the elements of art in making a work of art

communication

one of the main purposes of art

value

has to do with shadows, shading, highlights, relative darks and relative lights

space

refers to the emptiness or area around, between, above, below, or within objects

composition (form)

aspect or part of a work of art that includes the way the principles of design are used to organize the elements of art

content

message or artistic statement of a work of art

subject

the part most easily recognized or depicted in a work of art

medium

material used to make a work of art

media

when more than one material is used to make a work of art

perception

act of looking at something carefully and thinking about it deeply

free standing

work of art surrounded on all sides by space

seven elements of art

line, form, shape, space, color, texture, value

eight principles of design

unity, harmony, balance, proportion, emphasis, movement, rhythm, varitety

line

a mark made a moving pointed tool

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