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Words Related to Arts and Crafts - Art Elements and Principles

Here you will learn some English words related to art elements and principles such as "texture", "perspective", and "theme".

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Words Related to Arts and Crafts
balance
[noun]
the distribution of visual weight or elements within a composition, resulting in a sense of harmony and equilibrium
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line
[noun]
a long narrow mark on a surface
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shape
[noun]
the outer form or edges of something or someone
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form
[noun]
the shape of someone or something, especially the outline
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color
[noun]
a quality such as red, green, blue, yellow, etc. that we see when we look at something
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space
[noun]
an area that is unoccupied and therefore available for use
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positive space
[noun]
the area or object that is the primary focus of a work of art
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negative space
[noun]
the area around and between the subjects or objects in a work of art
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texture
[noun]
the way something feels to the touch
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value
[noun]
the lightness or darkness of a color, and is an essential element of visual art that helps to create contrast, depth, and dimension in a composition
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mark making
[noun]
the different techniques and methods artists use to create marks on a surface and it can range from precise and controlled to loose and expressive, conveying different emotions and meanings
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materiality
[noun]
the physical properties and qualities of materials used in the creation of art, including their texture, color, weight, transparency, and other characteristics
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hue
[noun]
the attribute of color that distinguishes one color from another based on its position in the color spectrum or wheel
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intensity
[noun]
the brightness or dullness of a color, often described as its saturation or chroma
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brightness
[noun]
the quality or degree of being bright in color
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saturation
[noun]
the purity or vividness of a color, representing the degree to which it is free from white or gray
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tint
[noun]
a slight shade or amount of a color
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shade
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a different degree of the same color
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tone
[noun]
a particular quality of a shade of color that differentiates it from another color
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point
[noun]
a basic element of design that refers to a small, clearly defined location or mark on a surface
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pattern
[noun]
a typically repeating arrangement of shapes, colors, etc., regularly done as a design on a surface
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composition
[noun]
the artistic arrangement of people and objects in a painting or picture
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unity
[noun]
the quality of oneness, coherence, and harmony in a work of art, achieved through the careful integration and balance of its various elements and principles of design
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harmony
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a pleasing combination of things in a way that forms a coherent whole
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perspective
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the technique of representing a two-dimensional object in a way that gives the right impression of distance by drawing objects and people that are farther in a smaller size
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similarity
[noun]
the state of having characteristics, appearances, qualities, etc. that are very alike but not the same
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contrast
[noun]
differences in color or in brightness and darkness that an artist uses in a painting or photograph to create a special effect
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continuation
[noun]
a principle of design that refers to the visual flow and direction of a composition, created through the repetition and continuation of lines, shapes, colors, or other elements
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repetition
[noun]
a principle of design that refers to the use of the same or similar elements multiple times in a composition
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rhythm
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a principle of design that refers to the repetition or alternation of elements in a composition to create a sense of movement, flow, and visual interest
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theme
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a recurring element that is the main idea or subject in a literary or artistic piece
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symmetry
[noun]
the quality of having two halves that are exactly the same, which are separated by an axis
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asymmetry
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(geometry) a lack of symmetry or equivalence in shape or size between the two sides or parts of something
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hierarchy
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a principle of design that refers to the arrangement and organization of elements in a composition to create a sense of importance, emphasis, or dominance
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dominance
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a principle of design that refers to the visual weight or emphasis given to certain elements in a composition
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emphasis
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special importance given to something over other items or considerations
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scale
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a principle of design that refers to the size of elements in a composition relative to one another or to the overall size of the composition itself
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proportion
[noun]
a principle of design that refers to the relationship of the size, shape, and quantity of different elements in a composition
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