28 terms

Studio Art: Midterm

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Gesture Drawing
A loose, spontaneous drawing of the dominant physical and expressive feeling of an object or space.
Contour Drawing
Drawing the essential lines of an object or figure without any shading or value.
Blind Contour Drawing
Drawing an object or figure without looking at the drawing.
Negative Space
The counterpart of or area around what is being drawn, framed space in the real world.
Rendering
A drawing which depicts the subject matter with great representational detail using a full range of values.
Composition
The organization or arrangement of the basic art elements in a given work.
Thumbnails
Very small quick preliminary sketches used to work out ideas for subject matter, content, composition.
Andy Warhol
Pop artist famous for creating films, paintings, magazines, and parties in their "Factory" studio.
Banksy
Street artist known for stencils and social commentary who had a New York street residency in October 2013.
Vincent Van Gogh
Artist know for thick use of paint in works like Starry, Starry Night who sold only one painting.
Chuck Close
Photo-realist artist know for large scale portraits that incorporate the grid making them appear abstract close-up.
Salvador Dalí
Spanish artist famous for painting surrealist imagery such as melting clocks, ants, and hidden metaphors.
Pablo Picasso
Spanish artist known for changing style in different periods such as blue, rose, and cubist.
Keith Haring
Street artist known for simple cartoon characters that were improvised and covered the walls of their Pop Shop gallery.
Primary Colors
The three basic colors from which others can be made (red, yellow, and blue).
Monoprinting
A form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals.
Zentangle
A method of creating beautiful art images from repetitive patterns.
Storyboard
A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie, comic book, or tv production.
Watercolor
An additive paint made with a water-soluble binder such as gum arabic, and thinned with water rather than oil, giving a transparent color.
Artist Trading Cards
A conceptual art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997 that uses small 2 1⁄2" x 3 1⁄2" works which can be traded
Henri Matisse
A French artist known for fauvist paintings & colorful cut-out drawings.
Yayoi Kusama
A Japanese artist known for incorporating dots based on hallucinations into paintings, installations, & sculptures.
Robert Rauschenberg
An American artist for creating "Combines" by mixing painting & sculpture in the 1950s.
Andy Goldsworthy
A British sculptor & environmentalist known for producing site-specific sculptures out of nature.
Wayne White
An American artist, set designer, & cartoonist famous for word paintings and cardboard puppets who won four Emmy Awards for his work.
Claude Monet
A French painter who's work coined the term Impressionism known for creating numerous works on the same subject in different seasonal and daily light.
Christo
A Bulgarian artist who is famous for wrapping people, objects, bridges, parks, islands, & buildings in different materials.
Jackson Pollock
An American abstract expressionist painter known for dripping paint on the canvas.