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Ceramics Final Review
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a continuous mark made on a surface with a pointed moving tool.
a closed line that has 2 dimensions and encloses space (triangle, circle, square).
a shape having none of the geometric angularity associated with squares, triangles, rectangles, etc. Organic shapes are fluid and often are associated with things that occur in nature.
recognizably named areas based on straight lines, angles and curves such as square, circle, triangle, etc.
the emptiness or area between, around, above, below or within an object
the area of space that surrounds the object
the area of space that the object occupies
an enclosed space that is 3 dimensional (has height, width & depth,. Pyramid, sphere, cube.
lightness or darkness within the artwork.
how things feel or how they look like they might feel.
the element or art with 3 properties: hue, value and intensity.
Principles of Design
the rules by which an artist organizes the elements of art to create a work of art.
rhythm and movement
taking the viewer's eye to focal areas throughout the artwork.
creating equal visual weight in a composition
two halves of a balanced composition that are identical (mirror images of each other.)
informal balance, in which unlike objects have equal visual weight
the elements come out from a central point (often circular.)
dealing with size relationships
dealing with differences and using several elements of design to hold the viewer's attention and guide the viewer's eye through the artwork.
emphasis or focal point
an area of interest within a composition
unity and harmony
the visually satisfying effect of combining similar, related elements throughout the piece of artwork to create a sense of completeness
positive and negative space
the balance of the actual object and the space around the object.
when a beam of white light passes through a wedge-shaped glass, called a prism, the beam of white light is bent and separated into bands of color. Appear in same order R, O, Y, G, B, V. example rainbow.
red, yellow and blue, these colors cannot be mixed from any other color.
orange, green, and violet obtained by mixing two equal amounts of primary colors.
created by mixing one primary and one secondary color YO, YG< RO, RV, BG, BV, and are found between the primary and secondary colors.
browns & grays achieved from mixing complementary colors
without color: white, black and the mixtures of white and black.
the lighter value of a color, the result of mixing white with a color
the darker value of a color, the result of mixing black with a color.
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