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1 Visual Art Vocabulary

2 Elements of Art Line- a dot that went for a walk
Shape- a flat area, such as a circle or a square, that has clear boundaries Form- a three-dimensional (3-D) object, such as a cube or a ball, form may also be depicted on a 2-D surface. Color- what is see when waves of light strike the parts of your eye. Texture- the way a surface feels or looks like it would feel such as smooth, rough, or bumpy. Space- an empty surface or area. Also, the area surrounding something. Value- the lightness or darkness of colors.


4 Line Types Of Line: Directions of Line: Zigzag Straight Curvy Bumpy
Curly Thick Thin Etc. Directions of Line: Horizontal Vertical Diagonal Radial


6 Color Primary- a gift from mother nature that can not be made by mixing any other 2 colors- used to make every other color- red, yellow, blue Secondary- 2 primary colors mixed together- red + yellow= orange blue + red = violet yellow + blue = green Warm- make you feel happy or excited- red, orange, yellow Cool- sad or sleepy- blue, violet, green Complimentary- colors that look good together and are opposite each other on the color wheel- red/green, blue/orange, yellow/violet


8 Shape Geometric- shapes that can be measured
Organic- shapes that are formed freely and often found in nature

9 Form


11 Texture Actual- the way something really feels
Visual- the way something looks like it might feel


13 Space Foreground- objects in the front of a work of art
Background- objects in the back of a work of art Background Foreground


15 Color + its compliment = shade
Value Color + white = tint Color + black = shade Or Color + its compliment = shade

16 Principles of Designs Pattern-  repeated colors, lines, shapes, or textures in an artwork. Contrast- showing the difference between two unlike things, such as a dark color and a light color, to create interest Balance- The arrangement of the elements, in a work of art, used to make the artwork feel equal (like balancing a scale) Emphasis- it is the importance given to a certain object or area in an artwork and is used to attract the viewers eye


18 Subject Matter Still Life- An artwork showing an arrangement of objects that cannot move on their own, such as fruit or flowers Portrait- a work of art created to show a person or group of people Landscape- a drawing, painting or photograph that shows outdoor scenery such as trees, lakes, mountains, and fields.

19 Vincent Van Gogh, Still Life with Carafe and Lemons, 1888

20 Andy Warhol, Turquoise Marilyn, 1962

21 Claude Monet, Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies, 1899

22 Medium- the material used to create an artwork, such as clay or paint.
Media- the plural for medium

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