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
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 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
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;
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
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.