Basic Art: Ch. 1-3


The Visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill

To Perceive

To become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object.

Folk Artists

Artists who are self taught and therefore have had little or no form of schooling in artistic methods


Creative individuals who use imagination and skill to communicate in visual form.

Action Painting

The technique of dripping and splashing paint onto a canvas stretched on the floor.


Something that stands for, or represents, something else.

Elements of Art

The basic visual symbols in the language of art.

Name the Elements of Art

Line, Shape, Form Space, Color, Value, Texture

Principles of Art

Rhythm, movement, pattern, balance. Proportion, variety, emphasis, harmony


The image viewers can easily identify in a work of art

Non objective Art

Art that has no recognizable subject


The way the principles of art are used to organized the elements of art.


The message the artwork communicates

The credit line

A list of important facts about an artwork

The Credit Line (list)

Name, title, year made, medium, size, location


The material used to make art


Standards of judgement


The philosophy or studyofthe nature and value of art.

Literal Qualities

Focuses on realistic representation

Formal qualities

Places emphasis on formal qualities

Emotional Qualities

Requires that a work of art must arous a response of feelings, moods, or emotions int he viewer.

Art History Operations

A four step approach for organizing the way you gather information about a work of art.

Individual Style

The artists personal way using the elements and principles of art to express feelings and ideas


The use of fight and dark values to Create the illusion of form.

Types of Shading

Hatching, cross hatching, blending, stippling


A process in which an artist repeatedly transfers an original image from one prepared surface to another.


The impression created on a surface by the printing plate

Painting Ingredients

Pigments: colored powdersBinders: holds the pigment togetherSolvent: liguify


A copy of a work of art


A three dimensional work of art. Round: all sides surrounded by spaceRelief: comming out of flat background

Fine Art

Art made to be expierienced visually

Applied art

Art made to be functional as well as visually pleasing.