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Any use of line that is distinct to the artist who employs it and is therefore recognizable as a kind of "signature" style
A kind of line that springs from the artist's emotions or feelings - loose, gestural and energetic - epitomized by curvilinear forms, as opposed to analytic or classical line.
a two-dimensional area, the boundaries of which are measured in terms of height and width. the form of any object or figure.
Any space that is flat, possessing height and width, but no depth, such as a piece of drawing paper or a canvas
negative shape / negative space
Empty space, surrounded and shaped so that is acquires a sense of form or volume.
a two dimensional work in which the relationship between a form or figure and its background is reversed so that what was figure becomes background and what was background becomes figure
In linear perspective, the point on the horizon line where parallel lines appear to converge
The modification of perspective to decrease distortion resulting from the apparent visual contraction of an object or figure as it extends backward from the picture plane at an angle approaching the perpendicular
one-point linear perspective
A version of linear perspective in which there is only one vanishing point in the composition.
two-point linear perspective
A version of linear perspective in which there are two (or more) vanishing points in the composition
a technique, to give the sense of the 3rd dimension on paintings using contrast
used in drawings and paintings, the use of light and dark to create the effect of the 3 dimensional, modeled surfaces
the hues of colors that in theory cannot be created from a mixture of other hues: pigment colors are red, yellow and blue and refracted colors are red-orange, green, and blue-violet
Hues created by combining two primary colors: pigment colors are orange, green, and violet and refracted colors are yellow, magenta, and cyan
pairs of colors that adjacent to each other on the color wheel like yellow and orange
pairs of colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel, like red and green
short for Optical painting, it is an art style popular around the 1960s which line and color are manipulated in ways that stimulate the eye into believing it perceives moment
a technique of putting a sheet of paper over textured surfaces and then rubbing a soft pencil across the paper
repetition and rhythm
an effect achieved when shape, colors, or a regular pattern of any kind is repeated over and over again
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