Essay about Art Vocaulary

Submitted By CourtneyCrute1
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1) Primary Colors - The colors from which all other colors are made. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.
2) Foreground – The part of an artwork that seems the closest to you.
3) Radial Balance – A type of balance in which lines or shapes spread out from a center point.
4) Hue – a color or shade (another word for color)
5) Architect – A person who designs buildings and supervises construction of the building.
6) Additive Method – A substance added in small amounts to something else to improve, strengthen, or otherwise alter it.
7) Canvas – A strong, closely, woven fabric, which is often used as a surface for painting
8) Tint – a shade or variety of color
9) Actual Lines – lines which are physically present in a design
10) Shading Stump – a blending stump made from tightly rolled or twisted paper; the commercially sold ones are often shaped directly from paper pulp, with a point at each end
11) Palette – A flat surface (palette, boards, etc.) on which an artist holds and mixes colors.
12) Blending – mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together as a mass
13) Cool Colors – Colors whose relative visual temperatures make them seem cool. Cool colors generally include green, blue-green, blue, blue-violet, and violet.
14) Contour – an outline, esp. one representing or bounding the shape or form of something
15) Background – the part of a picture or design that serves as a setting to the main figures or objects, or that appears furthest from the viewer
16) Engraving – the process or art of cutting or carving a design on a hard surface, esp. so as to make a print.
17) Studio – A room or building where an artist creates art.
18) Value – a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life
19) Transparent – (of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen
20) Overlapping – extend over so as to cover partly
21) Asymmetrical Balance – Placement of non-identical forms to either side of a balancing point in such a way that the two sides seem to be of the same visual weight.
22) Design – a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made
23) Perspective – the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular
24) Emphasis – special importance, value, or prominence given to something
25) Neutral Color Scheme – A color scheme is an arrangement or pattern of colors or colored objects conceived of as forming an integrated whole. The neutral color scheme consists of black, white, gray and sometimes brown.
26) Sketchbook – a pad or book of drawing paper for sketching on.
27) Negative Space –Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.
28) Animated Cartoon – A motion picture or television film consisting of a photographed series of drawings, objects, or computer graphics that simulates motion by recording very slight, continuous changes in the images, frame by frame.
29) Middle Ground – The middle distance of a painting or photograph.
30) Easel – a self-supporting wooden frame for holding an artist's work while it is being painted or drawn
31) Warm Colors – The family of colors that includes reds, yellows, and oranges. Warm colors bring to mind warm things, places, and feelings.
32) Center Of Interest – The part of an artwork that you notice first.
33) Visual Texture – either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.
34) Complementary Colors – Complementary Colors are those which are opposite to each other on the color wheel.
35) Curved Line – Lines that are always bending and change directions gradually.
36) Art Criticism – Art criticism is the…