The simplification and/or rearrangement of
All art is in some way an abstraction from the
object in nature. The three main types of
abstraction are semi-abstraction, objective
abstraction and non-objective abstraction.
Relating to differences of light and dark,
without regard to hue and intensity.
The dark area that occurs on a surface as
a result of something being placed
between that surface and a light source.
Hue gradation o
unit 7 Terms
Art that conforms to established traditions
and approved conventions as practiced in
art academies. Academic art stresses
standards, set procedures, and rules.
Relating to differences of light and dark;
A clearly defined or positive area (as
opposed to an implied shape).
An irregular shape that resembles the
freely developed curves found in living
Stressing the use of curved lines, as
A texture derived from the appearance of
an actual surface but rearranged and/or
simplified by the artist to satisfy the
demands of the artwork.
Any stress or emphasis given to elements
of a composition
A sculptural term that means building up,
assembling, or putting on material.
Chapter 9 Terms
The Third Dimension
Characterized by considerable amounts of
space; open, as opposed to massive (or
tectonic), and often w