Art Elements and Principles Quiz

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What element of art refers to the surface quality or 'feel' of an object?

Texture

Which element of art describes luminance or luminosity, referring to the lightness or darkness of a color?

Value

What is the term for an enclosed space defined by other elements of art?

Shape

Which property of color refers to the name of the color, such as red or yellow?

Hue

What adds excitement to artwork by showing action and directing the viewer's eye throughout the picture plane?

Movement

Which element of art is related to the sense of stability in the body of work and can be symmetrical or asymmetrical?

Balance

In terms of color, what does 'intensity' refer to?

Purity and strength of the color

'Space' in art refers to which of the following?

Empty or open area between, around, above, below, or within objects

What element may be created by overlapping, change in scale, perspective placement, color theory, or projection?

Space

Which element changes in scale, color, or form to create variety in an artwork?

Variety

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Elements of Art

  • Texture refers to the surface quality or 'feel' of an object.
  • Value refers to luminance or luminosity, describing the lightness or darkness of a color.
  • Space refers to an enclosed area defined by other elements of art.
  • Hue is the property of color that refers to the name of the color, such as red or yellow.

Principles of Art

  • Movement adds excitement to artwork by showing action and directing the viewer's eye throughout the picture plane.
  • Balance is the element of art related to the sense of stability in the body of work and can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.

Color Theory

  • Intensity refers to the brightness or saturation of a color.

Space in Art

  • Space in art refers to an enclosed area defined by other elements of art.

Visual Elements

  • Overlapping, change in scale, perspective placement, color theory, or projection can create depth in an artwork.
  • Variety in an artwork can be achieved by changing the scale, color, or form of an element.

Test your knowledge on the basic elements and principles of art including lines, shapes, volume, value, and texture. Explore how these elements contribute to the overall aesthetics of a piece of art.

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