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Art Terms

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Line
identifiable path of a point moving in space
Space
An element of art that refers to the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things. It can be described as two-dimensional or three-dimensional; as flat, shallow, or deep; as open or closed; as positive or negative; and as actual, ambiguous, or illusory.
Color
When light is reflected off an object, color is what the eye sees. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue. The secondary colors are orange, purple and green.
Texture
while simulated textures are suggested by an artist in the painting of different areas of a picture — often in representing drapery, metals, rocks, hair
shape
an enclosed space defined and determined by other art elements such as line, color, value, and texture.
unity
The quality of wholeness or oneness that is achieved through the effective use of the elements and principles of design.
movement
A principle of design, it can be a way of combining elements of art to produce the look of action.
rhythm
The principle of design that refers to a regular repetition of elements of art to produce the look and feel of movement.
Balance
refers to the way the elements of art are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work
Contrast
Contrast is created by using opposites near or beside one another, such as a light object next to a dark object or a rough texture next to a smooth texture.
value
the lightness or darkness of a color.
Pattern
The repetition of any thing — shapes, lines, or colors
emphasis
Any forcefulness that gives importance or dominance (weight) to some feature or features of an artwork;
form
An element of art, such as you would see in a sculpture that has three dimensions.

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