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Words Related to Arts and Crafts - Art Techniques

Here you will learn some English words related to art techniques such as "aging", "mosaic", and "pholage".

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Words Related to Arts and Crafts
underpainting
[noun]
a technique used in painting, where a layer of paint (usually in a monochromatic or neutral color) is applied to a canvas or other surface before the final layers of colors are added
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pouncing
[noun]
a technique used in drawing and painting that involves the use of small dots or markings to create a pattern or texture
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chiaroscuro
[noun]
a technique used in drawing and painting that involves the use of light and dark tones to create a sense of depth and contrast
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ink wash
[noun]
a painting technique that involves diluting ink in water and applying it to a surface to create a range of shades and tones, from light to dark, to create a monochromatic painting
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frottage
[noun]
a technique used in drawing and painting that involves the use of textures to create a pattern or texture
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wet-on-wet
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a technique used in painting that involves the application of wet paint onto a wet surface
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fresco
[noun]
a technique of mural painting that is done by putting watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling
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freehand brush work
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a painting technique that involves applying paint to a surface using a brush without the use of stencils, rulers, or other tools to create a more spontaneous and expressive style
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camaieu
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a technique used in art, typically painting or graphics, in which various tints of a single color are used to create an illusion of shades and tones within the same color family
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ceramic forming
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the various techniques used to shape and form clay into usable ceramic products like pots, vases, tiles, sculptures, and more
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champleve
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a decorative technique where a design is carved or cut into a surface, usually metal, and then filled with colorful enamel or other materials to make a raised pattern
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contour drawing
[noun]
a technique where an artist draws the outline of an object or figure without lifting their drawing tool from the paper
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contour rivalry
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a phenomenon in visual perception where two curves or contours in the visual field compete for perceptual dominance
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hatching
[noun]
a drawing technique that involves using closely spaced parallel lines to indicate the form and shape of an object
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dalle de verre
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a technique of creating decorative mosaic glass wall panels by embedding small square colored glass tiles into cement or plaster
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aerial perspective
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the technique of depicting depth and distance in art by using color and tone to simulate the effects of atmosphere on the appearance of objects
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aging
[noun]
the process of intentionally making a piece of art appear older or weathered through techniques such as staining, distressing, or cracking to give the piece a sense of history and character
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assemblage
[noun]
an art technique that involves creating three-dimensional compositions by combining found or discarded objects and materials
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basse-taille
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a decorative metalwork technique that involves engraving or etching a low relief design onto a metal surface and then filling the grooves with translucent enamel to create a colorful and intricate design
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burnishing
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a technique used in art, printmaking, and bookbinding, which involves rubbing a smooth tool, such as a bone folder or agate burnisher, over a surface in order to create a polished or shiny finish
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drip painting
[noun]
an abstract art technique in which paint is applied to a canvas by dripping or pouring the paint directly from the can or tube
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Droste effect
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an image or design that contains a smaller version of itself, appearing recursively within its own image
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drybrush
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a painting technique in which a brush with minimal paint is dragged across a surface to create textured lines and highlights
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fat over lean
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the technique of applying thicker paint on top of thinner paint when painting, so that the layers stick together well and dry properly
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faux painting
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a decorative technique that imitates other more expensive materials like stone, wood and metal by using paint
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finger-painting
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the art of painting using the fingers rather than brushes
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fresco-secco
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a mural painting technique where pigments are applied to plaster that has dried or cured
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gilding
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the art of applying a thin layer of gold or silver to a surface to decorate and protect it
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gongbi
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a Chinese brush painting technique using precise, deliberate brushstrokes to depict subjects in great detail
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grattage
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an artistic technique that involves scratching into wet paint with a sharp tool to create textured patterns and lines
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grisaille
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a painting technique using shades of gray or neutral color to depict a monochromatic scene that imitates a sculpture
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haboku
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a Japanese style of painting that uses sumi ink and water to create abstract, expressive brush strokes on paper
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hierarchical proportion
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a method of composition used in Chinese and Japanese art where the size and placement of figures and objects are arranged in a hierarchical structure
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illusionistic ceiling painting
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a style of painting used in the Renaissance period in which a painted ceiling is designed to create the illusion of a three-dimensional space
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lost-wax casting
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a sculpture technique in which a wax model is coated in a mold material, heated to melt out the wax, and then molten metal is poured into the empty mold to form the final sculpture
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mosaic
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an art form that uses small pieces of material, such as stone, glass or ceramic, arranged to form an image or pattern
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nerikomi
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a Japanese clay technique in which contrasting pieces or textures of different colored clays are combined while wedged and rolled into a single form
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oblique projection
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a method of perspective drawing in which the projection plane is oriented at an angle between the view direction and the horizontal plane
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pholage
[noun]
an artistic technique in which gold or silver leaf is applied to a surface and then scraped away in patterns to create textures and designs
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plique-a-jour
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a decorative technique used in various crafts, including jewelry and enamel work, where a metal framework is filled with clear material, such as enamel or glass, allowing light to pass through and creating a stained glass-like effect
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rapid visualization
[noun]
the ability to quickly imagine and mentally manipulate objects, scenes and logical relationships
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relief
[noun]
a method of carving a decorative pattern in a piece of wood, stone, etc. in a way that it stands out the surface
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rubbing
[noun]
a method of creating an image by applying pigment or graphite to the surface of textured material and then rubbing it with paper
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sfumato
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a technique that involves blending or softening edges in a painting to create a "smoky" or hazy effect that evokes mystery and ambiguity
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sgraffito
[noun]
a decorative technique in which designs are incised through the surface layer of plaster or paint to reveal a contrasting color underneath
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spray painting
[noun]
a painting technique in which paint that is kept under pressure in a container is sprayed on a surface
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stippling
[noun]
a painting or drawing technique using small dots of color applied in patterns to create tones, textures and images
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aquarelle
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a painting technique that uses water-soluble pigments to create transparent and luminous washes of color on paper or other absorbent surfaces
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transfer technique
[noun]
a method of applying an image or design to a different surface by using an intermediate material to which the image is first applied and then transferred
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tarashikomi
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a Japanese clay technique in which sawdust or straw is mixed into clay to give it texture before forming the desired shape
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verdaille
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a painting created entirely in green
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