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Arts and Humanities
Elements of Art
Painting Exam Part 2
Terms in this set (14)
--A mark with greater length than width.
--Lines can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal; straight or curved; thick or thin.
--A closed line.
--Shapes can be geometric, like squares and circles; or organic; like free-form or natural shapes.
--Shapes are flat and can express length and width.
--Three-dimensional shapes expressing length, width, and depth.
--Balls, cylinders, boxes, and pyramids are forms.
--The area between and around objects.
--The space around objects is often called negative space; negative space has shape.
--Space can also refer to the feeling of depth.
--Real space is three-dimensional; in visual art, when we create the feeling or illusion of depth, we call it space.
--Light reflected off of objects.
--Color has three main characteristics:
(the name of the color, such as red, green, blue, etc.),
(how light or dark it is), and
(how bright or dull it is).
What is white and black?
White is pure light; black is the absence of light.
What are primary colors?
--Primary colors are the only true colors (red, blue, and yellow).
--All other colors are mixes of primary colors.
What are secondary colors?
Secondary colors are two primary colors mixed together (green, orange, violet).
What are intermediate colors?
--Intermediate colors, sometimes called tertiary colors, are made by mixing a primary and secondary color.
--Some examples of intermediate colors are yellow green, blue green, and blue violet.
Where are complementary colors located?
Complementary colors are located directly across from each other on the
(an arrangement of colors along a circular diagram to show how they are related to one another).
What do complementary colors do?
Complementary pairs contrast because they share no common colors.
What is an example of complementary colors?
For example, red and green are complements, because green is made of blue and yellow.
What happens when complementary colors mix together?
When complementary colors are mixed together, they neutralize each other to make brown.
--The surface quality that can be seen and felt.
--Textures can be rough or smooth, soft or hard.
--Textures do not always feel the way they look:
--For example, a drawing of a porcupine may look prickly, but if you touch the drawing, the paper is still smooth.
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