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IB Art 1st Quarter Exam-Principles of Art

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Depth/space
the apparent existence of three dimensions in a picture, photograph, or other two-dimensional representation; perspective
emphasis/focal point
special importance, value, or prominence given to somethin
unity
Unity is the quality of wholeness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements and principles of art. The arrangement of elements and principles to create a feeling of completeness
harmony
Harmony is achieved in a body of work by using similar elements throughout the work, harmony gives an uncomplicated look to your work. The way the picture makes everything come together
balance
arranging elements so that no one part of a work overpowers, or seems heavier than any other part. The three different kinds of balance are symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial. Symmetrical (or formal) balance is when both sides of an artwork, if split down the middle, appear to be the same. The human body is an example of symmetrical balance. The asymmetrical balance is the balance that does not weigh equally on both sides. Radial balance is equal in length from the middle. An example is the sun.[
scale/proportion
a measurement of the size and quantity of elements within a composition. In ancient arts, proportions of forms were enlarged to show importance
rhythm
(also known as repetition) is showing consistency with colors or lines.