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Elements of design Principles of design Artists, Works, and more Vocabulary mediums
100
Shape
2D form-can be flat, geometric, or organic
100
Pattern
a regular arrangement of alternated or repeated elements
100
Kara Walker
An African American artist known for her paper cuttings. She focused her work on the lasting impact of slavery.
100
Still Life
highschool- A drawing, photo, or painting of a group of objects arranged in a hierarchical way.
100
Collage
The joining of many different mediums-paper cuttings, fabric snippets, drawings--to make a new image
200
Form
3D form-can be geometric or organic
200
Emphasis
special attention/importance given to one part/detail of a work of art.
200
Miriam Schapiro
A collage artist. She was a pioneer of feminist art.
She was also considered a leader of the Pattern and Decoration art movement
200
silhouette
A shadowy outline of a shape
200
Charcoal
A dark, almost powdery drawing medium that is great for blending and filling in spaces quickly. It turns your hands black.
300
Color
Refers to the wavelengths of light
300
Balance
elements are arranged symmetrically or asymmetrically to create the impression of equality in weight or importance.
300
"Burn"
A paper cutting by Kara Walker, it features a little girl that appears to be burning in a fire.
300
Vanish point
Highschool-the point at which all diagonal lines in a one-point perspective drawing point into.
300
Watercolor
A paint with little to no binder that is water soluble--it dries quickly and typically has a muted, pastel "look" to it.
400
Value
The darkness or lightness of a color
400
harmony
The arrangement of elements to give the viewer the feeling that all parts of the piece form a coherent whole.
400
"The Poet #2"
A collage by Miriam Schapiro-this work features what appears to be a dress or apron, against a house-shaped canvas.
400
Horizon line
highschool-Where the sky meets the land in a one-point perspective drawing
400
Graphite
Comparable to charcoal, though not as soft, and typically "shinier."
500
Space
The area around, within, or between images or parts of an image.
500
Rhythm/ Movement
The use of recurring elements to direct the eye through the artwork.
500
"The Scream"
A painting by Edward Munch, depicting a figure frozen in terror on a bridge.
500
Viewfinder
Highschool- A device that artists can look through in order to capture a still life to scale
500
Watercolor Wash
The act of coating a paper in a thin layer of water before adding thinned watercolor paint over it.






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