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WGU-IWC1-Part 2

Two Dimensional Art

Repetition The recurrence of the same visual element in a work of art
Unity When all elements in a work of art give a sense of oneness or self-contained completeness
Focal area The place to which a viewer's eye is drawn in a work of art
Balance A sense of feeling of depth, either actual or implied.
Color The perception of reflected or emitted light in terms of hue, value, and intensity
Intensity The strength, or purity of a color
Form The shape or mass of an object within an artwork or compostion
Artistic Media The materials (and techniques) employed to create works of art
Texture The surface quality of materials, either actual or implied.
Hue The common name of a color and its position in the spectrum
Line The path of a moving point through space
Art Skill and imagination used to create or produce aesthetic objects
Artistic Form Elements (lines, shapes, colors)of a work of art organized to affect participants
Content The meaning of the work of art
Value The relative lightness or darkness of color
Found object When art is assembled from common everyday items
Collage A composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface
Negative space The space around the primary objects in a work of art
Positive Space The space occupied by the primary objects in a work of art
Rules of thirds The rule-of-thumb that in a more interesting composition the focal point is not in the center but in an outlying areas
Palette The range or set of colors characteristics of a particular artist
Visual Principles The use of repetition, balance, unity, and focal area by artist to arrange visual elements to the greatest effect
Visual Elements The basic visual material of line, form, color, space, and texture with which artists create works of art.
Symmetry The exact duplication of elements (shapes, forms, etc.) on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis
Asymmetry The uneven distribution of elements throughout an artwork
Perspective The representation of objects receding into the distance in two-dimensional art.
Created by: efrady