Art Vocab

Elements of art

The basic components or building blocks, used by the artist when producing works of art. Color, Value, Line, Texture, Shape, Form &, Space.

Principles of art

Refers to the different ways that the elements of art can be used in a work of art. Balance, Emphasis, Harmony, Variety, Gradation, Movement, Rhythm, &, Proportion.


The look and feel of wholeness or oneness in a work of art.


An element made up of 3 distinct qualities


Quality of brightness and purity.


That hues lightness or darkness


A continuous mark made on some surface by a moving point.

Axis line

An imaginary line that is traced through an object or several objects in a picture.


The element of art that refers to the way things feel or look as if they might feel if touched.


A 2 dimensional area clearly set off by one or more of the other visual elements such as color, value, line, texture, and, space.


An object with 3 dimensions.


The distance or area between, around, abov, below, or within things.

3 things focused within the arts.

Literature, Dancing, Music