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Introduction- Gardner's Art Through the Ages

The subjects and vocabulary of Art History

Terms

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line
a mark made by a moving point
primary colors
red, blue, and yellow
hue
name of a color, or the attribute that permits it to be classed as red, blue, etc.
texture
visual or tactile surface appearance or characteristics of something
value
the amount of light reflected by a hue
additive sculpture
clay modeling, for example
axis
an imaginary line along which a work is organized
chiaroscuro
gradations of light and dark that produce modeling
mass
the degree of bulk, density, and weight of matter in space
plan
a diagram of the horizontal arrangement of the parts of a building
section
representation of an imaginary plane passing vertically through an object
iconography
subject matter and meaning
secondary colors
green, purple, and orange
elevation
architectural term for a vertical projection
Perspective
scheme for projecting an illusion of a three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface
subtractive sculpture
stone or wood carving, for example
bas-relief
figures projecting slightly from the ground of which they are a part
chroma
refers to purity of color
proportion
relation of the parts to the whole
contour
the visual border of a mass in space

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