Description of art in which the forms of the visual world are purposefully simplified, fragmented, or otherwise distorted
the branch of philosophy concerned with the feelings aroused in us by sensory experiences such as seeing and hearing. Among other things, the nature of art and the nature of beauty.
the juxtaposition of hues that contain the same color in differing proportions.
A work that includes everyday objects
The observation that distant objects appear less distinct, paler, and bluer than nearby objects because of the way the moisture in the intervening atmosphere scatters light.
true lines made in a piece of art
the practice of studying under someone who’s an expert in their field.
an Italian art term that means the contrast between light and dark
Hues that intensify each other when juxtaposed and dull each other when mixed with (colors directly across from each other on the color wheel).
what the art is about
the personal, social, cultural, and historical setting in which a work of art was created, received, and interpreted.
used to indicate perceived edges in two-dimensional art.
art made with natural materials and is typically very large pieces.
the visual phenomenon whereby an elongated object projecting toward or away from a viewer appears shorter than its actual length, as though compressed.
The physical appearance of a work of art. Any identifiable shape or mass as a “geometric form”
Shapes that align with mathematical terms
closely placed parallel lines that suggest shading
the identification, description, and interpretation of the subject matter in art.
the belief in ridding society of icons (including that of religion and politics)
a technique of laying paint in thick strokes.
lines that aren’t there, but look like they are due to their surroundings
what makes vision possible
The definition of something
Art that tells a story
descriptive art that doesn’t represent or otherwise refer to the visible world outside itself.
the lines that make up the perimeter of a drawing
the colors being used in a piece of art
A quasi-scientific painting technique of the late 19th century, developed and promulgated by Georges Seurat and his followers, in which pure colors were applied in regular, small touches that blended together to form a collected image when viewed from a distance.
the weighted coloring added to make a piece darker
three colors that are made from red, yellow, and blue: orange, green, and purple
using little dots to shade or add detail
treating something in a way that differs from reality
descriptive of representational art in which methods for depicting forms have become standardized and can thus be repeated without further observation of the real-world model.
the message or concept an artist intends to convey in a piece
A unit of measurement
A color lighter than the hue's normal value
a French term that means to deceive the eye. Representational art that mimics optical experiences so faithfully that it may be mistaken momentarily for reality.
works of art that symbolizes temporary life, pleasure, and finality of death
A very large stone
Shapes similar to those found in nature, such as animals, rocks, and trees
Mexican artist well-known for her self-portraits
Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial
V-shaped triangular wall made out of highly reflective black marble; the memorial juts out against the hills of the landscape, resembling an open wound.
Thomas Cole's The Oxbow
Landscape of American nature. The painting depicts the Connecticut River Valley just before a storm (seen on the left of the painting)
Cave discovered in France with drawings made around 10,000 years ago. Many theories surround the meaning of the drawings, but they were likely for ritualistic purposes. The drawings depicted ancient animals made from charcoal, clay, or iron oxide.
Charles White's Untitled
An untitled piece featuring a portrait of a young African girl using hatching and cross-hatching techniques
Raphael's Madonna of the Meadows
1506 painting of Saint Mary, Saint John, and Jesus Christ. The three figures make an implied shape of a triangle and are in the foreground of the painting.
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes