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Flashcards - Art Vocabulary

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Flashcards - Art Vocabulary
Drawing
A portrayal of a subject or various shapes by using lines, and sometimes colours and/or shading.
Installation
A form of art that requires the artist and/or helpers to put together the piece, by arranging each part of the piece in a specific pattern. Installations can be meant for both indoor and outdoor showcases, and can be meant for one specific site.
Painting
Using a mixture of pigments and viscous liquid to illustrate an image on a surface. As the mixture dries, the image becomes permanently stuck on the surface.
Common methods include stippling, sketching, shading, and tracing
Common materials used are charcoal, chalk, graphite/lead pencils, ink pens, ink brushes, markers, styluses, pencil crayons
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Mosaic
An image constructed out of small pieces (tesserae) of the artist's chosen material, which are then stuck onto a permanent surface
Indirect method: placing the pieces front-side down in their desired positions temporarily, then putting the design into a mold where cement can be poured over it. Once the cement dries, the mosaic is taken out of the mold and flipped over to show the design, right-side up.
Direct method: placing the pieces directly onto the desired base.
Common materials used are coloured stones, tiles, coloured glass, and paper for the tesserae. Common surfaces are paper and cement.
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The materials used in installation art pieces depend entirely on the subject of the piece
Portrait of Ross by Félix González-Torres
Semi-automatic
Various forms of art wherein the artist is not fully capable of controlling how the final product turns out.
Common materials used in semi-automatic pieces are paint (splattering) and clay (to scrape layers)
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Common materials used are paint (mixture), brushes, sponges, palette, canvas, watercolor paper, paper, knives, fingers, and wooden panel
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Photography
An image, captured with a camera, in which the subjects have been portrayed by the photographer in a specific manner
A common method is staged photography, wherein the artist uses props and personally sets the scene
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Print-making
Adhering an image from the original source, onto a new surface. This allows for various copies to be made of the same image on a number of different surfaces
Commonly used surfaces are fabrics and paper
If the final image is meant to be coloured, then different image sources (plates) must be used
by Peter Mclean
Mixed Media
A form of art that involves various mediums being used to create the art pieces.
A method of mixed media would be to create a piece of art that involves a sculpture that is then painted with a collage background, which is one that involves visual art media.
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Sculpting
Creating art pieces by carving certain materials, casting/welding/forging metals, or blowing glass
Common methods are relief sculpting (come off the background) or in-the-round sculpting (3D)
by Louise Bourgeois
Cropping
the act of removing excess parts of art pieces, usually photographs
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Subject
the focus of a piece of art, whether it be an object or a person
Portrait
An artistic portrayal of a person (usually in a still position), with their face being the main focus.
Could be done in almost any art form (drawing, photography, painting)
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Landscape
Art focused on nature, composed of scenes from nature.
by Angus Macpherson
Composition
refers to a piece of art
the manner in which various objects in the art piece are placed
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Still life
An image (painting or photograph) of inanimate objects
by Gautam Rao
Abstract
describes art that is an unrealistic portrayal of something that exists in reality
uses various shapes, textures, and colours to be unrealistic
by Pablo Picasso
Perspective
A technique used in art to give the illusion of a two-dimensional image being three-dimensional
by TSF Crew
Viewpoint
the vertical point (height) from where an artist is looking, down at their work
Foreshortening
a technique used in art to give off the illusion that the subject is fading off into the distance
by Alexander Archipenko
Direction of light
this art technique is used to give various forms of depth/authenticity to the art piece
Highlighting
an area of a an image (painting, drawing, etc) with the brightest lighting
by Stanley Greenberg
Translucence/opacity
describes the ability of paint to cover-up whatever it is being painted over
translucency is less of an ability with opacity being more
by Marion Boddy-Evans
Intensity/Saturation
intensity: the visual strength of a colour (dull or bright)
saturation: describes the brightness of a colour (how much white it's mixed with)
Primary Colour
colours: red, yellow, blue
a colour that, when mixed with another of its kind, will create a new colour
Secondary Colour
a colour created by combining two primary colours
ex: green, purple, etc.
Tertiary Colour
a colour that is made by combining two secondary colours (ex: brown)
Tone
the condition or physical value of a colour
ie: is it bright or dull, is warm or cold, etc.
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Warm/Cool Colour
colours that are associated with warm temperatures, such as red and orange
Colour Wheel
colours that are associated with cooler temperatures, such as blue and green
a wheel that has been sectioned off, with different colours filling each section. The arrangement of these colours shows their relationship with one another.
The Artist's Hand
the idea that in order to be considered an "artist" you must make each art piece with your bare hands, thus eliminating photography and such art forms from the group
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by Christine Joy Ganase
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