Abstract art
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lineis a basic element of art. is the shortest distance between two points.mediumThe material and tools an artist uses to create a work of art.natureThe native physical world that surrounds us and the biochemical world within our physical selves.nonobjective artArt that is abstract and nonrepresentational, that is, does not portray figures or objects from the visible world.principles of designUnity and variety, emphasis and focal point, balance and rhythm, and scale and proportion.proportionThe size of elements or images within a work of art in relation to each other or to the wholerhythmdescribes recurrent visual motifs and compositional accents, movements and flow.scalethe size of something relative to the human dimensions of a viewer.shapeis a two- dimensional work of art, is a flat area created when two ends of a line are connected and an area is enclosed.spacedescribes the area around or within components of a work of art.styleThe signature look of an artists work.subjectThe what of a work of art. The people,places,things,themes,processes, and ideas in a work.textureis the surface character of materials as experienced by the senses of touch and sight.time and motionoccurs over time and distance. can be actual or implied.unityis defined as a sense of oneness or cohesiveness.It has the effect of gathering the elements of a composition into a harmonious whole.valuedescribes the relative lightness or darkness of an image.varietydescribed as contrast and diversity. It is the counterpoint of unity. Juxtaposing various or contradictory elements in a composition adds interest, spontaneity, and the element of surprise.visual elementsLine, shape,value,color,texture, space, and time and motion