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Art

A primary visual medium that is used to express ideas about our human experience
and the world around us
Art is the ordering/presentation of an experience
Art is when an object's aesthetic value outweighs its practical value

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Function

Art does a job within a culture (assists in rituals, customs, representing ideas, etc.)

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Visual Form

Materials, line, shape, color, texture, mass, shape, space, etc.

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Content

Imagery, context (in situ), symbolic meaning, cultural/social/political/historical context

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Aesthetics

The branch of Philosophy that deals with Art (and Design), it's sources, forms, and
effects on both individuals and cultures

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Content vs Intent

example: an image contains a skull. This skull is a conceptually loaded image
regardless of the artist’s intent because of cultural context

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Perception

Interpretation of meaning/symbolism due to personal/political/social context

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Style

Manner of expression. Naturalistic, abstract, representational, idealized, expressive,
surreal, etc.

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Line

Actual, implied, line weight, direction
“A line is a dot that went for a walk” - Paul Klee

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Light and Color

value, hue, saturation, intensity

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Scale

The presented size of an image or object and its proportional relationship to it's greater
context

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Texture

Tactile (a physical surface, example: a piece of sandpaper)
Visual texture (an illusionary surface, example: a photograph of a piece of sandpaper)

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Pattern

A configuration with repeated visual forms

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Shape

A two-dimensional visual entity
Geometric (regular, idealized, timeless?)
Irregular (unique)
Organic, Biomorphic (resembling living beings, plants, animals, trees, etc.)
Anthropomorphic (resembling the human figure or it's parts)

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Linear vs Painterly

Referring to quality of line and/or definition of form(s) in an image)

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Composition*

The arrangements of all visual elements*

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Balance

Symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial, etc.)

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Rhythm and Repetition

Regular, alternating, eccentric, etc.

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Emphasis

Achieved through color, line, light/brightness, and use of focal points and accents)