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Art 1 Vocab

Art 1 vocabulary

Terms

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self-portrait
a painting, drawing, etc. of oneself done by oneself
drawing techniques
different styles for applying mediums to acheive values and textures (smooth-shading, hatching, cross-hatching, stipple)
complimentary
colors opposite each other on the color wheel (such as blue and orange)
organic
any living or natural shape that isnt geometric
geometric
shapes that have smooth, even edges and specific names (oval, square, etc)
hue
another word for color
medium
the materials used to create artworks
illusion of depth techniques
size variation, overlapping, value, detail variation
color
the way something looks, apart from its size and shape, when light strikes it; a "hue"is a name for a color such as red or blue
split-complimentary
a hue and the two colors on each side of its complement
tertiary
intermediate colors made by mixing a primary color with a neighboring secondary color (such as red-orange)
contour line
an outer-edged line
4 basic elements of art
line, color, shape, texture
monochromatic
tints and shades of one color
negative space
space that surrounds a shape or form
examples of geometric shapes
circle, square, triangle, etc
stipple
using flecks or dots
neutral
tints and shades of black, white, gray, and brown
form
the 3-D structure of an object
depth
the real or illusionary feeling of near and far. foreground, midground, and background
triadic
any three colors that are an equal distance from each other on the color wheel
primary
the hues from which all other spectrum colors can be made-red, yellow, blue
space
the empty place or area in which something exists. areas in a work of art; both positive and negative
hatching
characterized by parallel lines
color
an element of art. the way something looks, when light strikes it, apart from its size and shape
tint
a light value of a color made by adding white
composition
the arrangement of the elements within the pictorial space
shade
a dark value of a color made by adding black
color wheel
a chart that shows colors in an order that illustrates relationships among colors and progression through the spectrum
3 pairs of complimentary colors
(blue & orange)(red & green)(violet & yellow)
clay techniques
scorching, pinching
secondary colors
purple (violet), green, orange
critique
an evaluation of a work of art
visual field
foreground, midground, background
spectrum
the band of colors produced when sunlight passes through a prism
value
the lightness or darkness of a color
2-D
artwork that is flat and is measured in only 2 ways: height and width
warm and cool colors
warm are orange, red, yellow; cool are blue, green, violet
line
the path created by a moving point
cross-hatching
characterized by two or more interesting series of parallel lines
shape
the form characteristic of a particular person or thing
tertiary colors
red-orange, yellow-green, blue-violet
secondary
color made by mixing two primary colors- orange, green, violet
texture
the way an object feels when it is touched; the way an object looks like it feels, such as rough or smooth
3-D
artwork that is NOT flat. it can be measured in three ways" height, width, and depth
format
a general arrangement or plan for the pictorial space
smooth shading
used to suggest form, characterized by smooth value variations
analogous
colors which are closely related to each other and in which a common color can be found; for example, blue, blue-violet, violet
local color
the pure hue as seen when unaffected by any other colors

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