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Chapter 2 Notes - Chapter 2 Visual Elements of Art First...

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Chapter 2 Visual Elements of Art First : read and focus Read Chapter 2, Visual Elements of Art. Focus on the elements of design and being able to define and recognize how they function in works of art; line, shape, light, value, color, texture, space, time, and motion. Second : review and extra help Visit these sites for Chapter. They were recommended by your book Understanding Art and myself http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm and http://art.wadsworth.com/fichner7/ Third : Vocabulary and terminology Vocabulary and terminology for Chapter 2 to know for the first test. Visual elements o Elements, such as line, shape, color, and texture, that are used by artist to create imagery. o Also termed plastic elements Plastic elements o Visual elements Line o Moving dot Measure o Extent, dimensions, or capacity as determined by a standard Contour lines o A perceived line that marks the edge of a figure as it curves back into space Actual line o The path made by a moving point; connected and continuous serious of points o Contrast with implied line Implied line o A line that is completed by the viewer; a discontinuous line that the viewer perceives as being continuous; a line suggested by series of points or dots or by the nearby end-points of series of lines; or a line evoked by the movements and glances of the figures in a composition.
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o Contrast with actual line Outline o The edge of a shape or figure depicted by an actual line drawn or painted on the surface. Modeling o In two-dimensional works of art, the creation of the illusion of depth through the use of light and shade (chiaroscury). o In sculpture, the process of shaping a pliable material, such as clay or wax, into a three-dimensional form Stippling o Drawing or painting small dots or dabs to create shading or a dappled effect Hatching o Fine parallel lines drawn or engraved to represent shading Cross-hatching o Intersecting sets of parallel lines used to shade a drawing Highlight o The spot or spots in a work of art of the highest value usually white. Shapes o An area within a composition that has boundaries that separate it from its surroundings Form o The totality of what the viewer sees in a work of art; a product of the composition of visual elements Volume o The mass or bulk of a three-dimensional work; the amount of space such a work contains Mass o In painting, a large area of one form or color o In three-dimensional art the bulk of an object o Implied and actual mass Actual mass o The physical mass of an object as determined by its weight o Contrast with implied mass
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Implied mass o The apparent mass of a depicted object as determined, for example by the use of forms or fields of color. o
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