Elements and Principles of Visual Arts

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What are the primary colors in art?

Blue, red, yellow

Which type of line conveys a feeling of rest or repose?

Horizontal lines

What is the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things called?

Space

What is the surface quality or 'feel' of an object called in art?

Texture

What is the term for a 3-dimensional object in art?

Form

Which type of balance involves organizing parts of an image so that one side mirrors the other?

Symmetrical balance

What is the term for a mark with length and direction in visual art?

Line

Which type of line conveys action and excitement, as well as restlessness and anxiety in visual art?

Zigzag lines

What is the term for an enclosed area defined and determined by other art elements in visual art?

Shape

Which principle of art involves the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work?

Balance

What is the term for the surface quality or 'feel' of an object in visual art?

Texture

Which type of balance in visual art involves organizing parts of an image so that one side does not reflect the design of the other?

Asymmetrical balance

In visual arts, what is the term for the intensity or brightness of a color?

Value

What is the term for a 3-dimensional object in a 2-dimensional artwork that appears to be 3-dimensional?

Form

Which type of line in visual art often communicates a sense of height?

Vertical lines

What is the term for an enclosed area defined and determined by other art elements in visual art?

Shape

In visual art, what type of balance involves organizing parts of an image so that one side does not reflect the design of the other?

Asymmetrical balance

Which type of line in visual art conveys energy?

Curve lines

What is the term for the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work in visual art?

Balance

In visual art, what is the term for the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things?

Space

Study Notes

Colors in Art

  • The primary colors in art are three colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors.

Line Types

  • A horizontal line conveys a feeling of rest or repose.
  • A diagonal line conveys action and excitement, as well as restlessness and anxiety.
  • A vertical line often communicates a sense of height.
  • A dynamic line conveys energy.

Art Elements

  • The surface quality or 'feel' of an object in art is called texture.
  • The distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things is called space.
  • A mark with length and direction in visual art is called a line.
  • An enclosed area defined and determined by other art elements in visual art is called a shape.

Balance and Principles

  • Symmetrical balance involves organizing parts of an image so that one side mirrors the other.
  • Asymmetrical balance involves organizing parts of an image so that one side does not reflect the design of the other.
  • The principle of stability involves the way the elements are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work.

Dimensions

  • A 3-dimensional object in art is called a form.
  • A 3-dimensional object in a 2-dimensional artwork that appears to be 3-dimensional is called an illusion of form.

Color Properties

  • The intensity or brightness of a color is called value.

Learn about the fundamental elements of visual arts such as line, color, and their characteristics. Understand how different types of lines and colors can convey specific emotions and feelings in art.

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