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an artistic technique in which subtle gradations of value create the illusion of rounded three-dimensional forms in space
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
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.
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 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
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")
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 system of orgnaizing space in two-dimensional media in which lines that are in reality parallel and horizontal are represented as converging diagonals
a color such as bluw, green, or violet that appears to be cool in temperature and tends to recede spatially behind warm colors
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 shape that is regular, easy to measure, and easy to descibe, as distinguished from organic or biomorphic shape
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