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CLAS 329 Quiz 1

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composition - overall plan or structure - denotes relationship among component parts (balance and harmony) - relationships of parts to each other, the whole work, and viewer - how formal elements are arranged and distinct from subject matter, content, or theme
plane - a flat surface having a direction in space - Stonehenge (circular plane) - towers (vertical plane) - Greek temples (horizontal plane)
balance - harmonious blending of formal elements - simplest form is symmetry - can be achieved through aesthetically satisfying symmetry
line - path traced by moving object - line has no width/volume, just length/direction - perpendicular, converging, intersecting lines create sense of force/counterforce - thin: delicate, weak, unassertive - thick: aggressive, forceful, strong - flat: clam
depth - technique of creating illusion of 3D in 2D image w/ modeling lines (shading/hatching) - nearer objects overlap distant ones - nearer objects larger than distant ones - make base of nearer object closer to lower edge of picture
perspective - aids in the illusion of depth - simplest form: one point perspective
physical properties of color - seven principal colors in the spectrum - each principal color has many variations - these variations depend on three factors; hue, value, intensity
hue - synonymous with color - each has different wavelength - primary colors; red, yellow, blue - secondary colors; orange, green, purple - intermediate; Blue-green - colors opposite each other on color wheel are complementary - analogous hues = common
value - the relative lightness or darkness of an image - also called brightness, shade, or tone - value exists in both achromatic and chromatic images - yellow = high light - blue = high dark
intensity - aka saturation - refers to the brightness or dullness of a color - colors in dim light = muted - bright light = more intense - four methods of change color’s intensity: adding white adding black adding grey of the same value adding a complementa
Archaic style (1) painting - 600-480 BCE Painting - technique called “black-figure” - patterns used as borders - central image is narrative scene
Archaic style (2) sculpture Sculpture Large sculpture of humans began Greeks learned carving technique from Egyptians Increase in muscularity Male sculptures often nude Kore: female sculpture, Kouros: male sculpture
Classical style 450-1st Century BCE “Golden Age” works of art reflect cultural + intellectual achievements of Greece Painting Colors inverted: red-figure painting Set figures in nature, landscapes Illusion and trompe’l’oeil (trick of the eye) Sculpture stylization
value - the relative lightness or darkness of an image - also called brightness, shade, or tone - value exists in both achromatic and chromatic images - yellow = high light - blue = high dark
intensity - aka saturation - refers to the brightness or dullness of a color - colors in dim light = muted - bright light = more intense - four methods of change color’s intensity: adding white adding black adding grey of the same value adding a complementa
Archaic style (1) painting - 600-480 BCE Painting - technique called “black-figure” - patterns used as borders - central image is narrative scene
Archaic style (2) sculpture Sculpture Large sculpture of humans began Greeks learned carving technique from Egyptians Increase in muscularity Male sculptures often nude Kore: female sculpture, Kouros: male sculpture
Classical style 450-1st Century BCE “Golden Age” works of art reflect cultural + intellectual achievements of Greece Painting Colors inverted: red-figure painting Set figures in nature, landscapes Illusion and trompe’l’oeil (trick of the eye) Sculpture stylization
Created by: sillandr