Glossary of Art Midterm '06
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- To glue or to paste.
- To become deeply aware through the sense of a special nature of a visual object.
- Artists how are self taught and therefore have had little or no formal schooling in artistic methods.
- Folk Artists
- Creative individuals who use imagionations and skill to communicate in visual form.
- The technique of dripping and splashing paint onto a canvas stretched to a floor,
- Action Painting
- Something that stands for, or represents something else.
- Basic visual symbol in the language of art.
- Elements of Art
- The rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art.
- Principles of Art
- The image viewers can easily identify in a work of art.
- Art that has no recognizable subject matter.
- Nonobjective Art
- The way the principles of art are used to organize the elements of art.
- The message the work communicates.
- A list of important facts about a work of art.
- Credit Line
- A credit line includes:
- The name of the artists
Title of the work
Year the work was created
Medium used by the artist
Size of the work
Location the work was and is
- Any material used to create art.
- The technique of capturing optical images on light-sensitive surfaces.
- The use of light and dark values to create the illusion of form.
- Types of Shading:
- Hatching, Crosshatching, Blending, Stippling
- Finely ground colored powders.
- A material used to hold together the grains of pigments.
- A liquid that controls the thickness or thinness of the paint.
- Proccess in which an artist repeatedly transfers an origional image from one prepared surface to another.
- The impression created on a surface by the printing plate.
- A copy of a work of art.
- All the prints made from the same plate, or set of plates.
- when the artist cuts away the sections of a surface not meant to hold ink.
- Relief Print
- process when ink has been cut into lines that have been cut or etched on a hard surface.
- the image to be printed is drawn on a limestone, zinc, or aluminum.
- 3d work of art.
- A system that processes words and images directly as numbers and digits.
- Digital System
- An element of art that is the path of a moving pint through space.
- The amount of space an object takes up in one direction.
- A line that shows or creates the outer edges of a shape.
- A series of points that the veiwer's eyes automatically connect.
- Implied Lines
- The elements of art that describes the darkness or lightness of an object.
- A line that defines the edges and surface ridge of an object.
- Contour Lines
- A 2D area that is defined in some way.
- Objects having 3 Dimensions
- Images with 3 Dimensions created with a laser beam.
- A graphic system that creates the illusion of depth and volume on a 2D surface.
- The name of a color in the color spectrum.
- A light value of a hue.
- A dark value of a hue.
- An element of art that is derived from reflective light.
- Colors that sit side by side on the color wheel and have a common hue.
- Analagous Colors
- A surface that reflects a soft, dull light.
- Matte Surface
- A method of producing textures by placing paper over objects that have raised surfaces and rubbing the paper with graphite, wax, or crayon.
- The technique of scratching into wet paint with a variety of tools to create texture.
- Lost wax.
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