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variety. A principle of art concerned with combining one or more elements of art in different ways to create interest.
virtual. Refers to an image produced by the imagination and not existing in reality.

A principle of art that refers to ways of combining art elements in involved ways to achieve intricate and complex relationships.
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variety: quality achieved when the art elements are combined in various combinations to increase visual interest. For instance, an assortment of shapes that are of a variety of sizes attracts more attention than an assortment of shapes all the same size.
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variety - A principle of design that refers to a way of combining elements of art in involved ways to achieve intricate and complex relationships. Variety is often obtained through the use of diversity and change by artists who wish to increase the visual interest of their work.

Variety of fabrics, including transparent fabrics. Fabrics do not all have to be white in colour.
Procion dyes or cold water dyes.
Stitching equipment.
Salt crystals.

A principle of design. Achieving ~ involves the use of differences or contrasts.
Warm colours.
Colours that suggest warmth (e.g., red, yellow, orange).

A principle of design concerned with difference or contrast.
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"~ in Abstraction," The Arts Club of Chicago. March 5-30, 1946. Pamphlet of exhibition with brief essay by JJS.
Notice of event with JJS as presenter, "The Columbia Workshop presents Readings from T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets.'" March 16, 1946.

A ~ of processes are used to produce fine art. As a result there may be some terms that might be unfamiliar to some. Below are definitions of all the terms that you will see throughout this site, ...

A ~ of simple techniques are used to embellish and shape wood. First, wood can be painted. Painting has a double purpose; first, preservation. Paint seals the surface and prevents decay of the wood. Second, embellishment-- paint adds color and decoration.

A ~ of quartz ranging in color from yellow to brown. Rarely found naturally, true citrine shows dichroism, in which visible light is split into distinct beams of different wavelengths.

The ~ of gesture and detail that makes Tanagra figurines so appealing is due to a fairly complex method of manufacture. Like most earlier terracotta statuettes, they were formed in concave terracotta molds.

The ~ of tendencies that the term Post-Minimalism encompassed endured throughout the 1970s.

A great ~ of spraying effects can be achieved using an airbrush, typically for very smooth applications or gradation of color.
The use of airbrush is strongly associated with commercial art, in which it is often used in illustrations, in photographic retouching, and other types of painting.

Any of a ~ of decorated panels-often gilded in gold leaf- screens or shrines rising behind an altar to signify its importance and authority, to tell an associated legend and so on. The most common type of altarpiece is a painting spread over several panels hung together like folding screens.

Due to a ~ of factors, roughly 200 of Méliès's 531 films exist. These factors include Méliès's destruction of his original negatives, the French army's confiscation of his prints and the typical deterioration of the majority (an estimated 80 percent) of films made before 1950.

A refined ~ of details encircle the delicate face of the Virgin: the curls, the veil, and the ribbon across the forehead. The drawing of the eyes and eyebrows is sharp, and the red lips are well defined.

Discover a ~ of modern abstract artwork! Find out the different techniques and processes used to create this abstract artwork. Hello, inspiration! ...

Any one of a ~ of flexible, shiny plastics.
Property of flow; a highly viscous glaze is "stiff," does not flow much during the fire, and generally results in a matte surface; A glaze of low viscosity is fluid, vacillates during the melt, is usually glossy, ...

A term for a ~ of East Asian - green to greenish gray glazed porcelain. China, Korea, Thailand and Japan.

Sold under a ~ of names that may or may not contain the word alkyd, these mediums are synthetic resins that are excellent for oil painting because they dry quickly. They work as a binder that encapsulates the pigment and speeds the drying time.

Intimism - ~ of late 19th- and early 20th-century painting that made an intense exploration of the domestic interior as subject matter. It was practiced principally by Bonnard Pierre and Vuillard Edouard, the two most distinguished members of the Nabis.

The range and ~ of Simone Martini's painting illustrate many aspects of Italian Gothic art of the first half of the fourteenth century. But, just as no other artist emulated the concentrated austerity of Giotto's work c.

At present, a large ~ of fossils, tools and artifacts are being studied by paleoanthropologists and other Stone Age scholars, in order to fix their date of origin. The same applies to archeological sites, containing cupules, petroglyphs and other manifestations of prehistoric rock art.

Works of art have a ~ of actual textures created by the artist's choice of materials and how they are handled. The actual texture of this oil painting is quite rough and bumpy.

Carbon-14 dating One of a ~ of radioactive dating techniques used on organic materials that were once part of living plants or organisms. The amount of carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon, contained in a sample is measured enabling the date the material died to be calculated.

After years of endeavour and perplexities, when a ~ of opinionshad disputed amongst themselves the direction of the craft in which anumber of persons of unequal ability and varying powers of resistancehad originally embarked together, ...

Synthetic cubism is characterized by the introduction of different textures, surfaces, collage elements, papier collé and a large ~ of merged subject matter. van gogh is a piece of shit Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Netherlands artist. ...

In the early years of the Soviet Union, Russian and Soviet artists embraced a wide ~ of art forms under the auspices of Proletkult. Revolutionary politics and radical non-traditional art forms were seen as complementary. In art, constructivism flourished.

This Jackson Pollock action painting is bewilderingly massive and is composed of a network of superimposed paint spatters and drips that come in a ~ of colours . The piece has a great deal of movement, because of the explosive paint splatters that have hit the canvas.

For the next eight years, Bluemner moved between Chicago and New York, working on a ~ of architectural projects. By 1900, he was married and settled in the New York City area, where he would live until 1926.
"Bluemner painted and sketched landscapes in Germany and America.

Citrine is a yellow, semiprecious ~ of quartz resembling topaz. Citrine and topaz are the birthstones of the month of November. Natural citrine is quite rare; most is created by heat treatment. Amethyst can be treated to change it to citrine.
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Naif - The word "naif" spans a ~ of languages. In Italian and Spanish it is translated as "simple" or "naive." In France and Germany, "naif" has been adopted as a cognate to label certain forms of nonspecific and brightly colored folk art.

In subsequent years Kandinsky pursued his long-standing interest in a ~ of art forms, his predilection for geometric forms becoming clearly articulated during the Bauhaus period.

Gauguin's interpretation of her appearance is based upon a ~ of sources from Hindu and South Asian art and culture.

During this period a wider ~ of books was produced, including large Bibles and commentaries, lives of Saints, theological works, missals and Psalters as well as Gospels.

Often it is realized through a deliberate or intuitive balancing of harmony and ~. However, this balance does not have to be of equal proportions. Harmony might outweigh ~, or ~ might outweigh harmony. Harmony aids efforts to blend picture parts together to form a whole.

"The sea was significant in a ~ of ways to the Dutch. They were constantly warring with it in the struggle to increase and retain their land. On the other hand, the sea was the source of their wealth and their economic stability.

The exhibit can be used as a resource for a ~ of courses in higher education. It provides a helpful introduction to a wide range of issues related to color and vision and is accessible to students who are unfamiliar with these concepts.

An artistic drawing must have ~, and must even represent sharp straight lines by lines which are not perfectly smooth and regular.

The emphasis is on the design, not the ~ of surfaces that it is applied to. Typically, printmaking uses a some kind of ink or paint to make the design on a surface whether it be paper, cloth, or another medium.

installation - A type of art, usually sculptural, which is often large enough to fill an entire space, such as a gallery, and consists of a number and ~ of components. Installation art perhaps began in the 1960's with Ed Kienholz and George Segal, two American sculptors.

Contemporary artists today such as The Yes Men, uS, Vanessa Beecroft,Maurizio Cattelan, and Marc Quinn utilize a sophisticated language to communicate with a ~ of audiences.

Clara Erskine Clement further states "In painting Rubens was almost a universal genius, for he left a great ~ of works as well as a great number. About one thousand eight hundred are ascribed to him: doubtless his pupils did much work on these; but there is something of himself in all.

A fine-grained, translucent ~ of gypsum (calcium sulfate) used in sculpture. It may be pure white or streaked with reddish brown. Alabaster, like all other forms of gypsum, forms by the evaporation of bedded deposits that are precipitated mainly from evaporating seawater.

Modern, Modernism: In art, the terms modern and modernism are used in a ~ of ways. Sometimes the term "modern art" is used, very roughly, to encompass 20th century art up to the 1970s.

A theatrical genre of ~ entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. Each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill.

There are a ~ of criteria but the determining factor is that the emphasis is on the linear element. Techniques vary widely with sharp delineation achieved with pencil and or pen/ink.

Included are a ~ of online resources of special interest to educators, parents, students, and young people, including lesson plans for the classroom and art projects for the home.

Finally, the Eastern Woodlands region produced a wide ~ of sculptures in wood, stone, and clay.

Post-Impressionism is an umbrella term that encompasses a ~ of artists who were influenced by Impressionism but took their art in other directions.

In the "Bread Series", I use a ~ of textural elements on the canvas, including bread, either burned or not burned, which is chemically preserved into an immortal durability in a monthlong process, as well as fibers, earth, wire mesh, modeling paste, acrylic paints, photographs, ...

Genre: French for 'type', '~'. small-scale painting which shows scenes from everyday domestic (often peasant) life rather than more exalted themes.

Flaxman created work in a ~ of media and throughout all his Neoclassical taste is evident. The main style points which the artist used to create this Neoclassical effect are listed below.
Flaxman using sparse composition, with a great deal of symmetry and balance.

Almost one half of its artists came from the Nagybánya art school representing a ~ of styles and generations. Their leaders were Pál Szinyei Merse, József Rippl-Rónai and Károly Ferenczy. Works of MIÉNK artists were first exhibited in Nemzeti Szalon in 1908.

Expose yourself to a wide ~ of art styles by visiting museums or looking at collections online. The more you look the more you will begin to notice the subtleties of art.
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After the disintegration of the more formal Expressionist groups in Germany, Expressionism continued to evolve in a ~ of ways through the work of individual artists like Paul Klee and Max Beckmann.

A tree that grows in a ~ of locations around the world. The wood varies from very soft to hard, is light weight and straight grained. It is white or yellowish in color.

plaques (brass)
A small metal plate mounted on a frame, usually showing the artist's name and name of the artwork.

Post-Impressionism an umbrella term for a ~ of artists working in the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century (i.e., Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec) who departed from the Impressionist style to create experimental and highly personal art ...

A general term for a wide ~ of more or less transparent, fusible materials. The term is used to designate any polymer that is a basic material for paints and plastics. Return to top
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French for "to glue", a work made by gluing a ~ of materials together on a flat surface; A picture making technique involving the use of non-traditional materials such as cut paper, wood or sand; An artistic composition of pieces of flat material pasted together.

An engraver's tool, having a revolving circular head, with either a single serrated edge (the simple roulette), or a wider surface dotted or lined in a ~ of forms.

Multiple Intelligences ~ a set of theories about how people learn in a ~ of ways.

A three-dimensional work of art in which a ~ of non-art objects and/or images are assembled or combined together.
Intentionally unbalanced parts on opposite sides of a perceived boundary giving the appearance of equal visual weight.

During her trips to New Mexico, she was enchanted by the ~ of landscapes and the magic of the place. She collected skulls and bones from the desert and re-created them in her art.

In abstract painting, the content may refer to a ~ of elements: it could be the ostensible "subject" of the painting [See Joseph Stella's Smokestack in this presentation] or, if the work is about the process of painting, the content could be: ...

Painting Knife
Knives come in a ~ of shapes and sizes. A trowel-type flexible knife.
Paper Maché
Papier maché is an ancient art consisting of paper and a binder, such as wallpaper paste or glue.

Variegated Wash: A wet wash created by blending a ~ of discrete colors so that each color retains it's character while also blending uniquely with the other colors in the wash.
Vehicle: The liquid used as a binder in the manufacture of paint.

farrago A motley collection of a ~ of miscellaneous things.
fascia A horizontal piece (such as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves of a roof.

POST-IMPRESSIONISM a term used to describe the ~ of styles that developed in the 1880's-90's following Impressionism. It includes the work of Cezanne, Gauguin, and van Gogh.
POTTERY earthen pots, vessels, dishes, etc.

a painting that uses only one color in a ~ of values (including black and white).
realistic, or appearing like something from the natural world.
an image that has been derived from a non-visual source and makes no association to visual forms.

Tracery : Located throughout Gothic cathedrals, tracery adds much to the distinctive style of Gothic ornament. The ~ of Tracery patterns within these cathedrals is nearly endless. Their interlacing lines are incorporated into vaults, walls, columns, windows and the woodwork of the screens.

In contrast, black chalk is made from carbonaceous shale found in northern Italy and France. A further ~, red chalk, is a rare form of clay. This last form, introduced in the late 15th century, was favoured by the artists of the High Renaissance, and later especially in the 18th century.

The term postmodernism is used in a confusing ~ of ways. For some it means anti-modern; for others it means the revision of modernist premises.

assemblage - three dimensional art works 'assembled' from a ~ of existing objects and materials.
balance - a perceived equilibrium existing among visual, surface qualities.

Technique for painting on board or canvas. Because of the flexibility and ~ of results that can be obtained using oils, oil painting has been popular for centuries and continues to be a primary medium for artists working today.

Hello! The Abstract art Explained.com blog is an an extension of the website. Here you will be able to get updated information about the art form and read about a ~ of other topics. Welcome!
How african art influenced abstract art and the cubism movement
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SCULPTURE - A three dimensional art form. Artists use a ~ of materials to produce sculptures including wood, metal and clay.

It is this jagged surface that helps to pull the paint from the brush onto the painting. Canvas is available in a ~ of textures from extra fine (good for fine detail portrait painting) to coarse (good for textural, gestural painting) a medium texture is a good all rounder to start with.

This process allows artists access to greater ~ in their etchings; they could add color to the print by choosing a thin paper in a shade that differed from the backing sheet.

ECLECTIC - Used to describe a work or method of production that draws from a ~ of traditions, styles or techniques.

A relief print made from a sheet of linoleum into which a design has been cut with knives or burins. Similar to woodcut, The linoleum allows a greater ~ and range of effects because it can be worked more easily.
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Separate sheets (stock) independent from the original run positioned between the "printed run" for a ~ of reasons such as eliminating out-gassing.

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Mannerism. A highly formalized and elegant form of art which came into being in 16th-century Italy. With Mannerism, methodical use of the principles of ~ and complexity developed into an extrovert display of artistic virtuosity.

HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: Genre (Art) Genre (Art)
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CONTOUR. The outline of any element of a COMPOSITION which defines it in relation to the rest of the work and represents an expression of the degree of fullness of forms, ~ of texture and density of matter.

Scratchboard - Cardboard coated with chalk forms a smooth, glossy surface and is used as a ground for drawing or painting in ink. Parts of the image may then be scratched off with a pointed tool to create a ~ of effects.

and Guatemala and extending into the Yucatan peninsula lie the mysterious temples and pyramids of the Maya. Without metal tools, beasts of burden or even the wheel they were able to construct vast cities across a huge jungle landscape with an amazing degree of architectural perfection and ~.

Baroque painters, sculptors, and architects sought to portray emotion, ~, and movement in their works by appealing to the senses. Other qualities include drama, grandeur, richness, vitality, movement, tension, exuberance, and a tendency to blur distinction between the various arts.

But a baroque artist would have replaced the rectangles with curved areas for a more dramatic effect. Baroque artists strived to make their work more emotional, appealing to all the senses with ~ and movement. Baroque art also contrasted values and depicted bold ornamentation.

Mark Rothko is one of the best examples of this kind of painter and shows this by his rectangles and the ~ of color that he uses in his paintings. Other abstract expressionism painters are Willem de Kooning, Adophn Gottieb, and Jean Debuffet.

We cannot describe the ~ of the soldiers' garments, with their crests and other ornaments, and the masterly power he showed in the forms of the horses, whose muscular strength and beauty of grace he knew better than any other man.

Freedom of choice and unrestrained personal expression were championed as part of America's coming of age. This atmosphere proved to be the perfect incubator for developing a delightfully uninhibited and diverse ~ of American-Victorian homes, as well as their spectacular stained glass windows.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Painting, Movement, Sculpture, Renaissance, Classic?

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