Glossary of Elements of Art

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the way of combining elements of art, to add stability to work of art.
A.) Symmetrical- formal Balance, which is roughly even in distribution of visual weight or activity on each side of center of the artwork.
B.) Asymmetrical- informal balance which has larger massess on one side that are balanced by smaller contrasting, or more intensely colored parts on the other side.
relationship of certain elements to teh whole and to each other
emphasizing one or more of the elements of design which creates center of interest in art. Emphasis may also be on subject matter or concept.
path of moving point. Can be vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved, angular, zigzag, bent, staright, interrupted, thick, thin.
What eye sees when light is reflected.
hue- color
value- light to dark
primary colors- (red, blue, yellow) all colors out of these, cant be created by other colors
secondary colors- (orange, violet, green) mix primary colors
area enclosed by outline, area flat created by line, color, and tones; geometric; amorphou (without clarity); bio-morphic (living or dead)
Shape with 3 dimmensions- hieght, width, and depth. can be realistic, abstarct, idealized, naturalistic, or non representational.
very smooth- to quite rough. real or implied.
negative space
positive space
area around objects
1 color adding black and white to it
warm colors
red, orange, yellow
cool colors
green, blue, violet
amount of darkness in a color
complemtary colors
opposite colors on the color wheel
(red-green, violet- yellow etc...)
Analogous colors
secondary colors
(violet, green, orange)
Tertiary colors
intermediate colors
(red violet red orange, yellow orange etc...)

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