Visual Elements of Art

Visual Elements of Art - Visual Elements of Art: Intro to...

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Visual Elements of Art: Intro to terms – 8/27 Color – determined by the wavelength of light *color wheel Divided into three categories: primary, secondary, tertiary Triangles point to primary and secondary colors (on photo) [figure 2-40] Analogous – share the same shade; colors next to each other on the wheel Complementary – colors opposite of each other on the color wheel; jarring, powerful *hue – the name of the color Value – the degree of darkness/lightness *complementary colors *warm colors – reds, yellows, oranges *cool colors – blues, greens, violets *medium/media: the materials and methods used to create an image or object in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other arts (from Latin for “means”) *Gestalt psychology – Early 20 th century Berlin movement, associated with psychologist Max Wetheimer, which posits that the brain is holistic and has self- organizing tendencies (Gestalt means a whole or form); the mind picks up a pattern and
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