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Arts and Humanities
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the creation of works for the purpose of being beautiful or significant. (Being significant can mean having a purpose to convey a message, make a statement, or express a feeling.) This includes the visual arts, music, and drama.
used to describe the fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture) as well as the applied arts (functional art - clothing, furniture, jewelry, architecture), decorative arts (interior design, textile design) and crafts (useful objects made by hand rather than machine).
art that does not attempt to represent realism, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms colors and textures. It is also considered to be non-objective art because it does not include recognizable objects.
to be made less realistic by way of distortion or by reducing complex shapes to
non realistic art that emphasizes emotions or feelings with the use of color, contrast, size, and textures
The appreciation of nature and beauty.
Color chosen by the artist to express feelings
the part of the artwork that appears to be farthest from the viewer
the principle of art concerned with equalizing visual forces or elements in a work of art. The two types of balance are formal (symmetrical) and informal (asymmetrical)
Flowing lines found in works of art that are made with brushstrokes similar to Asian writing
Rough cloth on which paintings are made
An artwork created by pasting cut or torn materials such as paper, photographs, fabric, and found objects to a surface
an element of art that is derived from reflected light. Color has three properties: hue, value, and intensity
Twentieth century art which is a form of abstract expressionism. This artwork has large areas of flat, solid color without forms or suggestions of 3-dimensionality. It was created to have an emotional impact
Plan for organizing colors. Color schemes include:
Monochromatic - tints and shades of one color
Achromatic - blacks, whites and grays made from mixing black and white
Analogous - 3 or 4 colors next to each other on the color wheel
Complementary - colors straight across from each other on the color wheel
Split complementary - a color and the two colors on each side of its complement
Triads - three colors that are equal distance apart on the color wheel. Primary colors are a color triad.
Warm colors - reds, yellows, oranges
Cool colors - blues, greens, and violets
The colors created when light from the sun is bent and separated when passing through a prism. These are the colors you see in a rainbow
the color spectrum bent into a circle for organization purposes.
the ways the principles of art are used to organize the elements of art
art in which the idea or concept is more important than the seen art. Conceptual art is usually abstracted, expresses deep thoughts and ideas rather than recognizable imagery
drawing in which only contour lines are used to represent the subject matter
a line that defines the edges and surface edges of an object
the visible difference in elements such as :
Lights and darks
Warm and cool
Large and small
Busy and calm
technique for creating a focal point by arranging elements so that many lines of shapes point o one item or area
a list of information about a work of art that will state most of these facts
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