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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.
unity
the look and feel of wholeness or oneness in a work of art
color
an element of art made up of 3 distinct qualities: hue, intensity, and value
intensity
the quality of brightness and purity of a color
value
an element of art that describes the lightness or darkness of a hue
line
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
texture
the element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if they might feel if touched
shape
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
form
an element of art, it describes and object with 3-dimensions
space
an element of art that refers to the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things