Terms in this set (37)
In the Round
Refers to art that is meant to be viewed from any angle
A small (3-dimensional) model used for planning a 3-dimensional design
The volume and shape of a 3-dimensional work, perhaps including unfilled areas (negative) that are integral to the work as a whole.
The occupied space of the 3D form
Has no physical existence- enclosed or defined by positive forms (a void).
A measurable area of defined or occupied space.
The 2-dimensional surface of a 3-dimensional form. In 3-dimensional space, planes divide and define volume and space to create form.
Refers to the size of the work (in relationship to its surroundings).
Refers to size relationships in a composition.
3-dimensional forms that rise from and/or recede into 2-dimensional surfaces.
The tactile surface characteristics of a work of art that are either felt or perceived visually.
Referring to art that simplifies or distorts qualities of a real-life image.
Works do not depict recognizable forms or objects
Visual accuracy in artistic representation of objects from our 3-dimensional world.
the subject matter of a work of art, plus its emotional, intellectual, symbolic, spiritual and/or narrative implications, as opposed to its physical form.
refers to the energized spatial area in and around a three-dimensional form.
The 3-dimensional field with which the artist works, including both filled and unfilled (positive and negative) areas.
the area physically occupied by form.
the unfilled area that is activated by the 3-D work (the space around the work).
is a body of solid matter.
the perceived lightness or heaviness of a work or portion of a work
a sense of equilibrium of visual weight within a design.
the use of opposing, contrasting, changing, elaborating or diversifying elements in a composition to add individualism and interest.
a design principle that refers to a visual state of agreement or sense of belonging among all of the parts of a work of art or design.
are forms that contain no implied movement.
are forms that contain an illusion of movement.
is the forming process that requires the removal of material, such as carving.
a support system of form
is the design principle that refers to the visual flow or movement created by repetition
a flowing, connected, musical type of rhythm
the path of a moving point made by a material as it moves across space.
One curved line=beauty, elegance
Many curved lines= whimsy or chaos
restful, calm, stable
defiance, escape, uplifting
Rough or Jagged
forms that physically move
removing the nonessential elements from a design to achieve the intended effect of the work.