elements of design
The basic components used by artists when producing works of art. Consist of color, value, line, shape, form texture, and space.
The basic colors from which other colors are made. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.
Something tactile, that one can feel. May be smooth, rough, hard soft, etc. Can be added to drawings, paintings, and sculpture to make them appear more realistic and interesting.
A black material made from burnt wigs and sticks. Easily blended and used as a drawing medium.
An imaginary dot on the horizon line where parallel lines will eventually meet in a perspective drawing.
An art style of the 1960's in which artists attempt to show optical illusions and movement in their designs.
Method of working with watercolors in which water is applied to the paper and paint is applied into the wet areas.
A method of perspective in which the appearance of distance and depth are created by placing objects in front of other objects
An American artist that developed and used a grid system for painting. Painted large-than-life-size paintings that imitate photographs. Became partially paralyzed but continued painting with the use of an arm brace and a wheelchair.
Created visual puzzles through the manipulation of positive and negative space. Produced lithograph prints of complex designs in which bees become birds, which turn into fish, and then to boats. Created a lithograph print titled Relativity that features a series of puzzling staircases.
As a child he/she often used charcoal from the remnants of the wood fire to sketch on leftover brown paper. Considered an American Regionalist painter. Painted the famous painting American Gothic.
An American artist that specialized in the use of watercolors and oil paints. Became an illustrator for Harper's Weekly magazine depicting the events of the Civil War. His/her trademark subject matter was the sea.
American artist that became a member of the Impressionists. His/her most famous subject matter was that of mother and child.