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Art Appreciation Chp. 1,2,3,4,5

A free form, or shape and form that represent living things having irregular edges, as distinguished from the regular edges of geometric shapes
1. a systematic discussion of the characteristics of an artwork, usually involving four stages
forms in paintings and sculpture which emphasize openings
Colors produced by mixing a primary color and the adjacent secondary color on the color wheel
Lines created with a variety of tools; can be outlines, contour lines, single lines or hatching
way of using the elements of art and the principles of design to evaluate art
the ground in a picture
an element of design concerned with the degree of lightness of colors
Two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, in extreme contrast with each other
the act of organizing the elements of an artwork into a harmoniously unified whole
Combinations of colors that are considered satisfying, or that produce certain effects
The property of color that distinguishes one gradation from another and gives it its name
the tendency to complete partial forms or shapes by seeing lines that do not exist
shading created by crossed parallel lines
Those colors in which blue is dominant; found on the right side of the color wheel
The degree of purity, saturation, or strength of a color
Forms in painting and sculpture that have few or no openings, or negative shapes
Bands of colored light created when white light is passed through a prism
an element of art that is used to define space, contours, and outlines, or suggest mass and volume
the methods or techniques that artist use to organize or design artworks by controlling and ordering the elements of design
lines with little variation that describe the outer edges of shapes which appear flat
Mechanical, human-mad shapes such as squares, triangles, circles, etc.
an element of art, an enclosed space defined by other art elements such as line, color, and texture
colors that result from a mixture of two primary colors
refers to how effectively the work reflects a theme or worldview
One color
lines that define the outer edges of forms and surfaces within a form, such as shapes or wrinkles and folds
Those hues in which yellow and red are dominant; located on the left side of the color wheel
An element of design that appears 3-D and encloses volume such as a cube, sphere, pyramid, or cylinder.
the plan the artist uses to organize the art elements in a work of art to achieve a unified composition