martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010


Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics and even disciplines such as history and psychoanalysis analyze its relationship with humans and generations.
Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science".[1] Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

Art Vocabulary

1.PROPORTION: To put in proper relation with something else.
2.LINE: A mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface.
3.SHAPE: 2-Dimensional objects (circle, square, triangle)
4.FORM: 3-Dimensional objects ( cone, cube, cylinder, sphere)
5.CONSTRUCTION LINES: rough line drawings used to give an object mass and volume
6.LINE-OF-ACTION: designates the movement or action of a character in a drawing
7.COMPOSITION: way of arranging a drawing or painting so it is interesting to look at and equally balanced.
8.BACKGROUND: area within a composition that appears further away from the viewer. Objects appear smaller with less detail.
9.MIDDLE GROUND: part of a composition that appear between the foreground and back ground.
10.FOREGROUND: in a scene or artwork , the part that seems closest to you. Objects appear larger and more detailed.
11.SYMMETRY: both sides of a center line are exactly or nearly the same, like a mirror.
12.ASYMMETRY: two sides of a composition are different yet balanced
13.HUE : common name of a color ( i.e. blue, green, etc)
pigment: gives paint it's color.
primary: red, blue and yellow
secondary: green, orange and violet
intermediate or tertiary: red-orange, yellow-orange, blue-green, etc

14.SPECTRUM : all the colors in the color wheel
WARM COLORS : red, orange & yellow
COOL COLORS : blue ,violet & green
ANALOGOUS :colors that are next to each other on the color wheel
COMPLEMENTARY : colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel
15.INTENSITY : brightness or dullness of a color
16.OPAQUE : colors that you can't see through
17.TRANSPARENT : colors that you can see through
18.VALUE : darkness or a lightness of a color
19.TINT : color and white
20.TONE : color and grey
21.SHADE : color and black
22.MONOCHROMATIC : a single color and it's tints and shades
23.PALETTE : colors you paint with or the thing that you put the colors on
24.MOOD : emotion portrayed within an artwork
25.VERTICAL : top - to - bottom. This can refer to the placement of objects within a composition or the composition itself.
26.HORIZONTAL : left - to -right. This can refer to the placement of objects within a composition or the composition itself.
27.AESTHETICS: To experience a feeling or response to art.