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1
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Optical Color Mixture

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when small patches of different colors are close together, that the eye may blend them to produce a new color

2
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asymmetrical balance

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Two sides that do not correspond to one another in size, shape, and placement

3
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Symmetrical Balance

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Mirror image

4
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Refraction of Light

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Made up of the colors refracted by Sir Isaac Newton’s prism in 1666

5
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The Scream

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Munch’s Scream uses emotional coloring

This is his most famous painting.
He was Norwegian.
He suffered from mental problems

6
Q

Principles of Linear Perspective

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Basic principles of linear perspective.
1. Forms seem to diminish in size as they recede.

  1. Parallel lines that recede seem to converge towards a vanishing point, where they appear to disappear on the horizon line.
7
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Color theory

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COLOR reflects our mood, our feeling and our overall perception of life.

8
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Primary Colors-

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Red, Yellow, and blue

9
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Secondary Colors-

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Made by mixing 2 primary colors., ie: Red + Yellow= Orange.

10
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Tertiary colors-

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Made by mixing a primary color with an adjacent secondary. Ie: Yellow + Green= Yellow-Green.

11
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Complementary colors-

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Colors opposite on color wheel.

12
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Hatching

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Closely spaced parallel lines

13
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Cross-hatching

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Parallel lines intersect like a checkerboard

14
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Stippling

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Dots spaced close or far apart to suggest darker or lighter areas

15
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Figure

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The shape we detach and focus on.
A figure would be considered the “Positive Shape”.

16
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Ground

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The surrounding visual information that the figure stands out from, the background. The ground would be considered a negative shape.

17
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Figure Ground Reversal

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WHEN “VISUALLY” AN OBJECT CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AS EITHER THE POSITIVE SPACE OR THE NEGATIVE SPACE.

(old woman/young woman pic)

(Aztec sheild)

18
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Emphasis

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The viewer’s attention
will be centered more
on certain parts of
the composition
than on others.

The Banjo Lesson

19
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Subordination

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A less visually interesting
area.

20
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Kinetic Art, Alexander Calder

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Calder is known for developing the mobile

Kinetic art is art that moves.

21
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Chiaroscuro

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Means “light and dark” in Italian (contrasts of light and shadow).

developed during the Renaissance.

Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin and Saint Anne with…

22
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Line, the emotional effects of horizontal, vertical, and diagonals

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Horizontal lines
Appear calm.

Diagonal lines
are the most dramatic and imply action

Direction
Vertical lines
seem assertive, or denote growth & strength.

23
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Vitruvius Man- Leonardo da Vinci

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study of human proportians

24
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Scale

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Size in relation to a constant or “normal” size.

25
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Proportion

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Refers to size relationships between parts of a whole or between two or more items perceived as a unit.