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elements of art

the basic components, or building blocks: color, value, line, texture, shape, form, and space

principles of art

the different ways the elements can be used in a work of art: balance, emphasis, harmony, variety, gradation, movement, rhythm, and proportion.


the look and feel of wholeness or oneness in a work of art


an element of art made up of 3 distinct qualities: hue, intensity, and value


the quality of brightness and purity of a color


an element of art that describes the lightness or darkness of a hue


an element of art that refers to the continuous mark made on some surface by a moving point

axis line

an imaginary line that is traced through an object or several objects in a picture


the element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if they might feel if touched


an element of art referring to a 2D area clearly set off by one or more of the other visual elements such as color, value, line, texture, and space


an element of art, it describes and object with 3-dimensions


an element of art that refers to the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things

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