an artistic technique in which subtle gradations of value create the illusion of rounded three-dimensional forms in space
fine parallel lines drawn or engraved to represent shading
intersecting sets of parallel lines used to shade a drawing
the mass or bulk of a three-dimensional work; the amount of space such a work contains
a shape characteristic of living things and thus appearing soft, curvilinear, and irregular.
application of a medium such as oil or acrylic paint so that an actual texture is built upon a surface
a lien that is completed by the viewer
content or meaning
all that is contained in a work of art
drawing or painting small dots or dabs to create shading or a dappled effect.
an illusion of depth created through grades of texture and brightness, color saturation, and warm and cool colors
In two dimensional works of art, the creation of the illusion of depth through the use of light and shade.
a style characterized by accurate and truthful portrayal or subject manner
shapes that have imprecise, soft or indefinite edges
a slight variation of difference of color
the distribution of the weight, mass ot other elements of a work of art so as to achieve harmony
the hue of an object created by the colors its surface reflects under normal lighting conditions
the lightness of a color as determined by the extent of its mixture with white
the perception of the color of an object, which may vary markedly according to atomospheric conditions
one of a specific pair of colors (e.g. red and green) that most enhance, or exaggerate, one another by virtue of their simultaneous contrast
art that moves; such as the mobile
the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama
tromp l' oeil
a painting or other art form that creates such a realistic image that the viewer may wonder whether it is real or an illusion (from French for "fool the eye")
to lap over (something else or each other)
the size of an object or figure in relation to other objects or figures or the setting
a design principle that focuses the viewers attention on one or more parts of a composition by accentuating certain shapes, intensifying value of color, featuring directional lines, or stragetically placing the objects and images.
a specific part of a work of art that seizes and holds the viewer's image
a system of orgnaizing space in two-dimensional media in which lines that are in reality parallel and horizontal are represented as converging diagonals
lineal perspective in which a single vanishing point is placed on the horizon
the actual or apparent spot from which a viewer observes an object or picture
reds, oranges, and yellows that appear to be warm and to advance toward the viewer
a color such as bluw, green, or violet that appears to be cool in temperature and tends to recede spatially behind warm colors
linear perspective in which two ranishing points are placed on the horizon
an area within a composition that has boundaries that seperate it from its surroundings
the orderly repetition or progression on the visual elements in a work of art
art that represents the likeness of human and other figures
emphasizing the distortion of color and form to achieve an emotional impact
a form of art characterized by simplified (abstracted) or distorted rendering of an object that has the essential form or nature of that object
a perceived line that marks the edge of a figure as it curves back to space
a shape that is regular, easy to measure, and easy to descibe, as distinguished from organic or biomorphic shape
the relative size of an object compared to other objects, the setting or people
originally, a prepatory drawing made for a fresco, usually on paper and drawn to scale
the space in the painting taken up by the subject
the space around and between the subject.
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