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Aesthetics
refers to our personal responses to works of art...used to sum up the beauty for a feeling of balance proportion and pleasing arrangement
Art Criticism
is analysis. it is explaining and judging works of art
Traditional
mostly realistic - portraits, landscapes, figures, still life
Abstract
simplified subject, distorted, altered reality
contour drawing
a drawing done slowly, focuses on outline, more detail than a gesture drawing, focuses on outer and inner edges
periodic style
art of certain periods
principles of design
general ways in which artists arrange the parts in their compositions
symmetrical
is a roughly even distribuion of visual weight or activity on each side of a central axis
asymmetrical
larger masses on one side of the painting, may be balanced by smaller, contrasting parts on the other side
focal point
the area of the artwork where you eye is drawn (the center of interest)
contrast
the light and darkness that is really apparent
perspective
the artist's point of view
vanishing point
a point on the eye level where lines going into space seem to converge (meet in space)
Horizon
eye level
eye level
height from which viewer sees an object
primary colors
cannot be produced by mixing colors together red, yellow, blue
secondary colors
produced by mixing primary colors violet, orange, green
intermediate colors
produced by mixing a primary and seconday color ex. blue, green, red violet
neutrals
white, black, gray, and brown
complementary
colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel ex. red and green violet and yellow blue and orange WARM : reds, yellows, oranges COOLS: Blues, greens, violets
dimensional
space and volume created on a flat surface
texture
refers to the surface quality both actual and simulated
narrative
a form of visual art that tells a story
genre
refers to normal everyday activites/ordinary
portrait
rendering of a person's head, neck, and shoulders
the figure
the human body
landscape
a view of scenery as a subject
social comment
visual statement about society or the world
still life
inanimate objects arranged in order to draw
non-objective
not recognizable subjects - using materials as the art
abstract
altered, simplified, or distorted
utility
describes an objects usefulness; the objects have artistic qualities in addition to their function
architecture
the art and science of designing and building structures
industrial design
art that designs all kinds of products/ mostly utilitarian objects
graphic design
commercial art/ deals with advertising/ print media/ designing silk screens/ signs etc.
animation
a series of cartoons photographed in seqhence to give the illusion of motion
fashion illustration
designs. drawings and working with the decorative and expressive qulities of clothing
renaissance
Re-birth; in the early 1400s a culrural rebirth created a period of intense artistic activiy throughout Europe lasted about 200 years
popart
a style in the 1950s that used popular, mass media, symbols (such as a coke bottle) as subject matter, treating them in both serious and satirious ways
surrealism
a style of 20th centry art in which combines normally unrealated objects; scenes are often dream-like or set in unnatural surroundings
romanticism
a style of art that emphasizes the personal, emotional, and dramatic aspects of exotic, literary, and historical subjects; a European style from the mid 18th century onward
cubism
a style of art in which the subject is broken apart and reassembled in abstract form emphasizing geometric shapes

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