Fundamentals of Art Final Exam Flashcards

Terms Definitions
one color
secondary colors
purple, green, orange
quality of wholeness or oneness
most important element in art
square rectangle circle triangle oval trapezoid etc...
places emphasis on design qualities and how well the work is organized
leaving a mark on a surface
gradual smooth controlled change from light to dark
converging lines
lead eyes back into deep space
in which objects are made into distorted shapes
created by adding black to the color
elements of art criticism
descritpion, analysis, interpretation, and judgement
this design element refers to objects as they appear in 3-D.
What do forms have
length width and depth
when one object covers part of another the first object seems closer
color schemes that appear next to each other; blue, blue green, and green
the difference among the elements in a work of art
art criticism
an organized approach for studying a work of art
element that refers to how things feel and look as if they might feel if touched
when a soft, pilable material is built up and shaped
cool colors
blue, green, purple; appear to move toward the background
Still Life
a grouping of inanimate objects that are used as the subject for drawing or painting.
gesture line
quick rough line that capture shape, form, weight and movement
simulated texture
the imitaion of a real texture by using a two dimensional pattern to create the illusion of a three dimensional surface
in-the-round sculpture
a person can view the sculpture from the front, side, and back views
arbitrary color
when artists ignore the real colors of objects and instead make color choices that support personal preference and express meaning
used by an artist when he/she wants to set up a picture by framing out what he wants to draw or paint
three families of colors
the primary, the secondary, and the tertiary
Contour line
a type of line used in drawing that follows all of the edges of an object.
1.) Loosen your grip on the pencil. RELAX and slide your fingers back. 2.) Use your whole arm - not just your fingers. 3.) Sketch. DON'T JUST USE THE PERFECT LINE!!! 4.) Observation - avoid the "Head bob". 5.) Use light pencil lines like the 6H for founda
Name the 12 Art rules.
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