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2011-04-28 00:27:30
art vocab

vocab for art
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  1. Symmetry
    Any part of an image or object organized so that one side duplicates or mirrors the other
  2. Portfolio
    Systematic, organized collection of student's work
  3. Figurative
    Pertaining to repersentation of form or figure in art
  4. Contrast
    The difference between two or more elements (e.g. Value, color, texture) in a compostion; juxtopostion of dissimlar elements in a work of art; also the degree of difference between the lightest and darkest part of a picture.
  5. Balance
    The arrangement of visual arts elements are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in a work of art. the three types of balance are symmetry, asymmetry, and radial. 1. - A balnce of parts on opposite sides of a perceived boundary. 2. Asymmetry - Intentionally unbalanced parts on opposite sides of a percived boundary giving the apperance of equal visual weigt. 3. Radial - Lines, shapes, or colors that emanade from a center.
  6. Principles of Design
    The organization of works ofart involving the ways in which the elements of art arranged: balance, contrast, dominance, emphasis, movement, repetion, rhythm, subordination, unity, variety
  7. Dominance
    The empahsis of one aspect over all other aspects of a design
  8. Emphasis
    special stress given to an elemnt to make it stand out