Ch 4 Vocabulary - Chapter 4 The Visual Elements I The...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 4: The Visual Elements I. The Visual Elements: 1. Line a. Contour line – lines drawn to record the perceived boundaries of 3-D forms b. Directional line – lines used to direct eyes around an image and to imply movement c. Implied line – lines that are only suggested 1. i.e. dotted lines 2. directional cues (pointing) 2. Shape & Mass a. Geometric shape/mass – approximate regular, named shapes and volumes of geometry 1. Square, triangle, circle, cube, pyramid, sphere b. Organic shape – irregular shapes that resemble living forms of nature c. Positive/ negative shape - shapes perceived as figures/ shapes of the ground d. Figure/ground - shapes we detach an focus on/surrounding visual stuff, the background e. Implied shape – shapes that are only suggested, often used to imply order 3. Light a. Model – way light gives art 3-D look b. Value – shades of light and dark c. Chiaroscuro – technique using value (lights and darks) 1. record contrasts of light and shadow in nature 2. contrasts model mass for eyes d.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern