Art Appreciation

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  1. Visual Form
    Physical appearance, the composition/design, materials, and the size of the artwork.
  2. Naturalistic Style
    Artwork that imitates visual reality an illusion of reality.
  3. Expressionist Style
    Artwork that has heightened emotions, colors are boldly contrasting and spontaneous.
  4. Surreal Style
    Artwork that has a dream-like quality, that defies logic, and has juxtaposition, contradictions of expectations about reality – or what we think is reality.
  5. Abstracted Style
    Artwork in which one can see an image and be able to recognize it for what it is, but the image is distorted in a certain way (cubism).
  6. Line
    A moving point, having length and no width; actual ____ physically exist and can be broad, thin, straight, jagged, etc.
  7. Implied Line
    ______ that do not physically exist and are suggested by the artwork (dotted, broken, pointing action).
  8. Types of Implied Lines
    • Horizontal: implies activity
    • Vertical: potential for action
    • Diagonal: suggest movement (think: falling tree).
    • Curving: suggest flowing movement
  9. Line Quality
    ______ expresses a range of emotions, such as fragility, roughness, anger, whimsy, vigor, etc.
  10. Value
    The lightness or darkness of a surface – to create 3 dimensions.
  11. Chiaroscuro
    In Italian it means “light-dark,” an image that creates the illusion of 3D space by depicting light and shadow.
  12. Intensity
    The saturation of a color.
  13. Tertiary Colors
    The mixture of a primary color with a neighboring complimentary color to make a hybrid, or a 3rd level color.
  14. Warm Colors
    Red, orange, yellow. These ____ are perceived as moving forward in an image.
  15. Cool Colors
    Blue, green, and violet. These ______ are perceived as receding in the image.
  16. Visual Texture
    The artist is attempting to create the illusion of _____ in the painting. To create a sensual quality using the paint and to capture the ______ and create a sensation that we think we can touch it and feel like you could feel it.
  17. Atmospheric Perspective
    Also known as aerial _____, the artist is playing with the clarity or sense of focus, as well as detail, contrast in value.
  18. Horizon Line
    Corresponding to the viewer's eye, depending where the _____ is will give a sense of perspective.
  19. Composition
    The arrangement of formal elements in a work of art. Principles are: balance, rhythm, proportion, scale, emphasis, and unity & variety.
  20. Balance
    The sense of equillibrium between two sides of an image.
  21. Visual Weight
    ____ creates balance in an image and depends on the relationships between the elements of composition/design.
  22. Rhythm
    The repetition of elements separated by intervals to suggest movement.
  23. Hierarchy of Scale
    An artistic convention that uses greater size to show importance.
  24. Emphasis
    Creating one or more focal points in an image.
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Art Appreciation
2012-01-29 20:11:04

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