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Intro. to Art: Chapter 5


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A two dimensional area that is defined in some way:
Precise shapes that can be described using mathmatical formulas:
-Geometric Shapes
Irregular and uneven shapes:
-Free-form Shapes
The element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects:
Images in three dimensions created with a laser beam:
The arrangment of light and shadow:
Small areas of white used to show the very brightest spots:
A graphic system that creates the illusion of depth and volume on a two-dimensional surface:
What is the difference between shape and form?
-Shape is a two-dimensional area that is defined in some way
-Form is an object having three-dimensions
What are the four terms that help us talk about and define depth in a painting?
-Picture Plane
-Middle Ground
What is Chiaroscuro and when and by whom was it founded? What is it often called today?
-Arrangement of light and shadow
-It was founded by Italian artists during the Renaissance
-Modeling or Shading
Name the six divices for creating perspective.
Name the two basic types of shapes and tell which is more often used in decoration.
-Geometric Shapes and Free-form Shapes
-Geometric Shapes are often used in decoration
Explain how the eyes and brain enable us to see in three dimensions.
-Eyes see an object from a different angle
-Brain merges these two seperate and slightly different views into one creating a three dimensional image
Explain how an artist creates the illusion of three-dimensional form on a two-dimension surface.
-They can give the impression of depth and solidity by using changes in value

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