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art vocab

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naturalism a style and theory of representation based on the accurate depiction of detail.
negative space is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally
op art a form of abstract art that gives the illusion of movement by the precise use of pattern and color, or in which conflicting patterns emerge and overlap.
over paint cover with a layer of paint.
painterly (of a painting or its style) characterized by qualities of color, stroke, and texture rather than of line.
Palette a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors.
Photorealism a style of painting flourishing in the 1970s, depicting commonplace scenes or ordinary people, with a meticulously detailed realism, flat images, and barely discernible brushwork that suggests and often is based on or incorporates an actual photograph.
picture plane in perspective, the imaginary plane corresponding to the surface of a picture, perpendicular to the viewer's line of sight.
pigment the natural coloring matter of animal or plant tissue
Pointillism a technique of neo-impressionist painting using tiny dots of various pure colors, which become blended in the viewer's eye. It was developed by Georges Seurat with the aim of producing a greater degree of luminosity and brilliance of color.
pop art art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values.
portrat a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Postmodern art a body of art movements that sought to contradict some aspects of modernism or some aspects that emerged or developed in its aftermath In general,
Primitive art art done by an untrained artist
rigger (brush) an artist's long-haired sable brush.
Romanticism a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
sableline brush light-colored ox hair dyed to resembled red sable. Lettering and watercolor brushes often use Sabeline mixed with Sable to lower the cost of a brush.
sable brush The hair is obtained from the tail of the kolinsky (Mustela sibirica), a species of weasel rather than an actual sable. The "finest" brushes are made from the male hair only, but most brushes have a mix of about 60/40 male-to-female hair.
Scrubbing to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing.
scumble To soften the colors or outlines of (a painting or drawing) by covering with a film of opaque or semiopaque color or by rubbing.
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