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Art 2 vocabulary

need to know words

TermDefinition
Foreground The section of an image that is closest to the viewer, the "closest" parts of the image, usually in the lower half of the image.
Background The part of the image that is the farthest from the viewer, behind the foreground, often faded from atmospheric perspective. Usually in the top half of the image.
Scale The realative size of a work of art
Media The materials the artist uses to make an artwork, such as: acrylic paint, charcoal, bronze, wool, etc.
Tints Lighter colors, a color mixed with white
Shades Darker colors, a color mixed with black
Subject The main topic of a work of art, the sitter for a portrait, location for a landscape, etc.
Character individual made up of personality traits, values and beliefs, physical attributes, clothing. character design is used in game design, comics and narrative art, film, and advertising.
Perspective The representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance
Provenance the history of ownership of a valued object or work of art or literature
Copyright the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (as a literary, musical, or artistic work)
Restitution an act of restoring or a condition of being restored: as a : a restoration of something to its rightful owner b : a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury Usually refers to return of looted goods
Reappropriation Reappropriation is the cultural process by which a group reclaims—re-appropriates—terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group
Juxtaposition 1.put side by side: to place two or more things together, especially in order to suggest a link between them or emphasize the contrast between them
Stereotype 3.reduce somebody to oversimplified category: to categorize individuals or groups according to an oversimplified standardized image or idea
market target audience of consumers for sale of a design or product
Representation The specific manner in which a person, group of people, culture or object is presented to the viewer
Storyboard a series of images and text used to sequence the plot of a movie, tvshow commercial, or graphic novel.
Dialogue a conversation between two or more individuals or groups
Branding identification of product with manufacturer: the use of advertising, distinctive design, and other means to make consumers associate a specific product with a specific manufacturer .
Inking Using jet black to solidify the sketch of a storyboard or drawing into a finalized reproducible art. Includes outline as well as shading
Sketching a method of drawing in which quick, loose marks are used to find the final form
Narrative, Plot The storyline
Pitch A short presentation that focuses on selling a product or idea. Creative professionals must use this to sell a product or concept before investing time and money to produce it.
Emphasis The part of a work of art that the eye is drawn to due to use of color, light, line, and space. The most important visual component of the image
Balance The use of visual weight by object color, size, and position to create sense of ease or disease in the viewer.
Positive Space A solid object in an image
Negative space The space around the solid object in an image
Cool colors Blue Green Purple
Warm Colors Yellow Orange Red
Color Scheme The group of colors the artist has selected to use in a design or image, a limited palette
Concept the idea behind a work of art
Value Lightness or darkness of a color or mark
Line Line quality can be thick or thin, horizontal, vertical, diagonal. Contour line is especially important in art. You should be able to describe the qualities of line used in a work of art.
Texture the way an object feels to the touch, or the use of repeated visual marks to similulate the look and feel of an objects surface.
Proportion The use of appropriate relative measurements i the depiction of an object ,landscape or person.
Rhythm The use of repeated shapes, marks, or lines to give a piece cohesion
Unity The use of color scheme and similar line quality, balance, and proportion makes a work of art "tie together" or seem "harmonious". Different parts of a work all "match".
Created by: egambino