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What is Art?
A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experiance, formed with skill
Purposes and Functions of Art
- Day-to-Day living
- Worship/ ritual
- Personal expression
- Visual delight
What factors make up creativity?
The ability to bring forth innovative original ideas through different channels e.g. curiosity, synthesis, changing the function of a "thing" to function as another "thing".
What is the difference between looking and seeing?
Looking is merely glancing or getting a general view of something vs. seeing which brings out the intimate details of a visual form.
lightness or darkness of tones or colors
a line that defines a form or edge
rows of parallel lines to suggest shadow or volume
In 3D area is called mass (weight & space of object). In 2D painting or drawing we must use implied mass, the use of lines and shading to create the illusion of depth/ mass.
Art that physically moves
Hue, Tint, Shade
- Hue= Color
- Tint=addition of white to a hue
- Shade= addition of black to a hue
Symbolic meaning of signs, subjects and images
Light to dark values in 2d images (think Rembrandt self-portrait)
Monochromatic color scheme
Variations in the value and intensity of a single hue
Complementary color scheme
Emphasis of two hues opposite each other on the color wheel e.g. yellow and purple
Depictions of "things" subjects (when human figure it used its called figurative art)
Works that depict natual objects in simplified, distorted, or exaggerated ways.
Art style that depicts the most real looking version of a subject
Visual effect in which what was seen as a possitive shape becomes a negative shape and vice versa.
Positive and Negative space
Positive space is the artwork itself or figures in the art vs. negative space which surrounds the artwork or is the background
In 3D area when mass encloses space, the space is volume
Phyical or bulk of a solid body of material
A still artwork which appears to be in motion
A simultaneous story
An artwork which encompasses the progression of a story
The way objects in space appear to the eye e.g. up close or in the distance.
Illusion of depth created by changing color, value, and detail
Form and Content
Form is what we see; content is the meaning we get from what we see- they are inseparable
7 key principles of design
- -unity and variety
- -emphasis & subordination
- -directional forces
- -repetition and rhythm
- -scale & proportion
Draw clues to spatial depth
Draw road with one point perspective
Draw grey scale with 9 boxes
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