art vocab

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  1. VALUE
    The element of art that describes the lightness or darkness of an object. Value depends on how much light an object reflects. Element of art.
  2. LINE
    The element of art that is the path of a moving point through space. The five different kinds include: VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL, DIAGONAL, CURVED and ZIGZAGGED. The path of a moving point through space. Element of art.
  3. SHAPE
    A defined two dimnesional area. A shape that has height and width. Can be GEOMETRIC or ORGANIC. Element of art.
  4. FORM
    A three dimensional object that has HEIGHT, WIDTH and DEPTH. Element of art.
  5. SPACE
    Refers to the emptiness of an area between, around, below, above or within objects. Element of art.
  6. COLOR
    Derived from reflective light. Aroused in the brain by eye responses to different wavelengths of light. Consists of HUE, VALUE and INTENSITY. Element of art.
  7. TEXTURE
    Refers to how things feel or how they would feel hypothetically if touched. Element of art.
  8. THE 7 ELEMENTS OF ART
    Line, value, texture, color, shape, form, space
  9. THE ELEMENTS OF ART
    Basic visual symbols in the language of art
  10. THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
    Unity, harmony, balance, pattern, repitition, proportion, variety.
  11. THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF ART
    Rhythm, harmony, emphasis, proportion, balance, pattern, variety, movement.
  12. RHYTHM
    Indicates movement by repitition of elements or objects. Perceived through the eyes and created through repeating positive spaces surrounded by negative spaces. Can be RANDOM, REGULAR, ALTERNATING, FLOWING or PROGRESSIVE. Principle of art.
  13. HARMONY
    The technique of shading with a series of fine parallel lines. Principle of art and design.
  14. EMPHASIS
    One part of a work looks more dominant over the others. The elements noticed after are called subordinates. Principle of art.
  15. PROPORTION
    Concern with the size relationships of one part to another. Principle of art and design.
  16. BALANCE
    Concern with equalizing visual forces/elements in a work of art. To have visual balance is to arrange the elements in a satisfying way. Can be either FORMAL (SYMMETRICAL) or INFORMAL (ASYMMETRICAL). Principle of art and design.
  17. PATTERN
    Two dimensional decorative visual repitition. Has no movement and may have no rhythm. Principle of art and design.
  18. VARIETY
    Concern with difference or contrast. Principle of art and design.
  19. MOVEMENT
    Creates the feling of action and guides the viewer's eyes throughout the work. Principle of art.

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