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Art Def.

Purposes and functions of art 1. Art for communicating info 2. Art for day to day living 3. Art for worship and ritual 4. Art for personal expression 5. Art for social causes 6. Art for visual delight
Representational art Art in which it is the artist's intention to present again or represent a particular subject.
Realism A type of representational art in which the artist depicts as closely as possible to what the eye sees.
Abstract art Art is based on natural appearances but departs significantly from them. Changes are made in order to emphasize certain content.
Nonrepresentational Art without reference to anything outside itself.
Folk artists Artists who have had no formal, academic training, but whose works are part of an established tradition of style.
Iconography The symbolic meanings of subjects and signs used to convey ideas important to cultures or religions.
Actual line A line is an extension of a point.
Implied line Implied line suggests visual connections. They form geometric shapes that serve as an underlying organizational structure.
Shape The expanse within the outline of a 2-D area or within the outer boundaries of a 3-D object.
Geometric shapes tend to be precise - such as, circles, triangles, and squares.
Organic shapes are irregular, often curving or rounded, and seem relaxed and more informal than geometric shapes.
Mass a 3-D area-the physical bulk of a solid body of material
Volume when mass encloses space
Closed form form that does not openly interact with the space around it.
Open form interacts with the surrounding space.
Created by: Bex28