Elements of Art
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A path made by a moving point on in space.
"A dot that went for a walk"... Paul Klee
Flat 2-dimensional areas with height and width. The outline of the shape ends where it begins fully enclosing the shape without breaks
3-dimensional objects which enclose volume. They have height, width and depth.
The visual quality of objects caused by the amount of light reflected by them. Has three properties: Hue, Intensity, and Value.
The lightness or darkness of a color. Applies to both gray scale and color (hue)
The way something feels to the touch, or the way something looks as if it might feel if it were touched.
The area above, below, around, or within a work of art. Space can be 2-D or 3-D and can also be described as positive or negative.
Elements of Art
The visual components or "building blocks" used by artists when they are producing a work of art.
A line that defines the outside edge and detail of an object
A line created without looking at the paper
Lines that have indirectly been created with the alignment of object or edges in a path
Negative space lines
Space between objects or shapes that create lines
The illusion of a texture
A full range of gradations from dark to light in equal intervals
"pure" color as it appears on the color wheel
Color (hue) plus white
Color (hue) plus black
Color (hue) plus gray
Intensity of Color
Brightness of a color. To dull a color you add the complementary color
Organizes the relationship between colors
Colors that can't be mixed from other colors and from which all other colors are made. They are blue, red, yellow
Colors that are made from two primary colors (purple, green, orange)
Colors made from a primary and a secondary color (example: red + orange = red-orange)
Warm & cool colors
Refers to the visual temperature of a color. Warm color are generally yellows, oranges, reds. Cool colors are generally blues, purples
Combinations of colors that form an attractive pallet
Colors are different values of the same color (hue)
Colors that are on the opposite sides of the color wheel (example red-green)
Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel (example yellow, orange, red)
Colors on the opposite sides of the color wheel, then split to the adjacent colors on one side (example blue/green-orange)
Four colors in rectangle form that use two pairs of complementary colors on the color wheel (example yellow/orange - purple/blue green)
Three colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel (example orange- purple-green)
Refers to the area around, between or within an object. Space can be positive or negative, shallow or deep, two dimensional or three-dimensional
Refers to the empty area around or between an object
Refers to the area taken up by an object
Technique using vanishing points showing objects projecting into the distance on two dimensions
Objects appearing less intense (faded) as they go into the distance
Objects appearing smaller as they go into the distance