Glossary of Art 8: The Words Art Historians Use

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The shape and structure of the figures or objects
The way the figures or objects are arranged
The path of a point moving in space, an invisible line of sight
Light reveals all colors
The property giving color its name: color has two basic variables - 1. the apparent amount of light reflected 2. the apparent purity
Color Triange
1. Primary Colors
2. Secondary Colors
1. Red, Yellow, and Blue
2. Orange, Green, and Purple
The quality of a surface, such as a rough, shiny, or smooth
Can be actual or illusional
Describes 3 dimensional space, the bulk, density and weight of matter in space
Describes 3 dimensional space, the space that mass organizes, divides, or encloses
Creates an illusion of depth or space on a 2 dimensional surface
Produces the illusion that one part of the body is farther away then another
Concerns the relationship (in terms of size) of the parts of persons, buildings or objects
Hierarchical of Scale
The enlarging of elements considered the most important
Painting or Drawing
2 dimensiional = length x width
3 dimensional = lenght x width x depth
Categories of Sculpture
Subtractive ie. carving
Additive ie. casting
Term for sculpture with a background
High Relief Sculpture: When the sculpture(s) PROJECT FORCEFULLY out of the background
Low Relief Sculpture: When the sculpture(s) DO NOT PROJECT FORCEFULLY out of the background
3 dimensional = length x width x depth
-buildings are groupings of enclosed spaces and enclosing masses
-People experience archtecture visually and by moving through and around it
-plans are used for design purposes
-architecture mirrors cultural values: how we move through space and how we interact with each other

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