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Hue is one of the main properties of a color, defined technically (in the CIECAM02 model), as "the degree to which a stimulus can be described
Vanishing Point
A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines not parallel to the image plane appear to converge.
The horizon is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not.
Achromatic color scheme
without color
Actual textural harmony
tactile: touchable texture
Amorphous contour lines
lacking definite form, hazy outer lines
Amorphous shapes
irregular or without form
Approximate symmetrical balance.
Asymmetrical balance.
occurs when several smaller items on one side are balanced by a large item on the other side, or smaller items are placed further away.
gradual change from light to dark or dark to light
Complementary colors.
Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of -opposite- color in some color model.
Complementary colors and emotion.
Using certain colors that evoke emotion, based on culture and individual differences
Contour lines.
Diagonal construction.
Diagonals and dramatic implication.
dynamic movement
Diagonals and dynamics.
line movement
Figurative art.
describes artwork—particularly paintings and sculptures—which are clearly derived from real object sources
To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.on
Geometric shapes.
(linear, circular, oval)
Harmony and variety.
Hatching and cross-hatching.
is an artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing (or painting or scribing) closely spaced parallel lines. (It is also used in monochromatic heraldic representations to indicate what the tincture of a "full-colour" emblazon would be.) When lines are placed at a...
High-intensity/low-intensity colors.
the brightness or darkness of the colors
another word for color
Isometric perspective.
another word for atmospheric perspective
Linear patterns and emotion.
Linear perspective.
Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. two parallel lines disappearing into one vanishing point in the distance.
Local color.
In painting, the term Local color refers to the natural color of an object unmodified by adding light and shadow or any other distortion.
Monochromatic color scheme.
Monochromatic color scheme is the color scheme which uses different shades of the same color. For example, using dark blue, sky blue, and blue at the same time.
grey, black, white
Non-representational art.
non-objective. does not closely resemble anything from the outside world
Non-objective art.
another word for non representational. refer to non representational
Objective art.
Objective art imitates objects as they exist in the natural or real world.
Optical blending.
the tendancy of the eyes to blend patches of individual colors placed near one another so as to perceive a different, combined color.
Organic shapes
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image.
Positive and negative space.
Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.
Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
Primary: red, blue, yellow Secondary: green, orange, violet. Tertiary: other color mixtures.
Proportion and scale
Rhythm: regular/irregular.
rhythem is the repetition of any element of art (or object) in a composition. (regular) The absence of the repetition of any element of art in a composition(irregular)
Saturated (high intensity) colors.
Semi-abstract art.
(semi-representational) Objects or parts of the composition are distorted or simplified but may still look more representational than truly abstracted.
Semi-representational art.
The blurring or softening of sharp outlines in painting by subtle and gradual blending of one tone into another.
Simultaneous contrast.
Subjective color.
Depends on personal choice. Examples: blue moon, green sky, blue dog, purple grass, etc.
Trompe l’oeil.
(Deceives the eye). Composition gives impression of 3-D (depth) on a 2-D (flat) surface from some distance.
Abrupt break between light and dark. (Tenebrism is an “extreme” form of chiaroscuro).
Triangular structure.
Vanishing point.
A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines not parallel to the image plane appear to converge.
Visual texture.
another word for virtual texture
Warm and cool colors.
warm:red,orage,yellow cool:purple,blue,green

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