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Elements of Art: LINE
This is a vocabulary introduction to line.
Terms in this set (12)
An element of art which is used to define space, contours and outlines, or suggest mass and volume.
Lines with little variation that describe the outer edges of shapes which appear flat.
Lines that define the outer edges of forms and surfaces within a form such as shapes or wrinkles and folds.
Shading using closely spaced, parallel lines used to suggest light and shadow.
Shading created by crossed parallel lines
Handwriting or letters formed by hand.
Lines that are indicated indirectly in artworks at edges where two shapes meet, where a form ends and the space around it begins, or by positioning several objects or figures in a row.
Where one shape ends and another begins, resulting in implied line.
The tendency to complete partial forms or shapes by seeing lines that do not exist.
Lines of sight
Implied lines suggested by the direction in which figures in the picture are looking, or from the observer's eye to the object being looked at.
Curved marks that increase the sense of dynamism of a work of art.
A drawing method that shows how things appear to get smaller as they get further away, converging towards a single 'vanishing point' on the horizon line.
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