line - actual: when the lines are obvious. This guitar is not shaped how guitars are usually shaped. It has distinct points and lines.
shape - geometric: a common shape that is describable. This photo is of a Mosaic floor in the shape of an octagon.
Colors - complimentary: an artwork containing colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This painting uses bright yellow and violet flowers. It also had orange beside blue and green.
Analogous- colors: colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. This painting contains green meadows next to the blue sky.
Value - crosshatching: two or more sets of roughly parallel and overlapping line. This painting contains overlapping lines to create the sketching look.
Space - positive and negative: sculptures that have empty spaces to acquire volume. This sculpture has negative spaces to create the image of a human body.
Space - illusion of depth: when artwork has certain features that let the viewer know that there is space. The boats in the water in the background are very small letting us know that it is far behind the large trees and people.
Texture - actual: a sculpture that you can touch and feel true texture. This sculpture would actually feel smooth with the shapes of a real woman's body.
Value - monochromatic: when one artwork has different shades of one hue. This painting is all yellow, but it has golden yellow, bright yellow, and yellow/green.
Color - perceptual: color as perceived by the eye. The moon cause the water to look green rather than its original blue or gray color.
Balance - radial: when there is a center point and everything else projects outward from the point. This had some kind of face in the center and everything else points outward and repeats.
Pattern: a repetitive design. It is popular in tribal artwork. This cloth has the same patterns throughout.
Balance - asymmetrical: when neither side of an artwork reflect the other side. This painting show one side with one man on a horse and a body of water. The other side is a treeline with more than one person and more than one horse.
Value - chiaroscuro: applying value to a two dimensional figure using shadows. The fruit and the cloth have shadows behind them showing that they are not two-dimensional.
Balance - symmetrical: when two sides of an artwork correspond to one another in terms of size and shape. The front of this painting shows symmetry because the columns are the same on both sides and they both have archways on the far left and right.
Emphasis: the focal point of an artwork. There are elements in an artwork that draw attention to a specific thing. IN this painting, the candlelight draws our attention to the astronomer's face, work, and this side of the globe.
Representational: an artwork that resembles reality. The painting is a Moscow patio which is, of course, a real place. If you visited Moscow, you could possibly find a setting that looks similar to this painting.
Non representational: when an art work has no meaning and makes no reference to the natural world. This is a metal sheet on felt board.
Representational: an artwork that resembles reality. The painting is a Moscow patio which is, of course, a real place. If you visited Moscow, you could possibly find a setting that looks similar to this painting.
Unity: separate things or people that belong to the same theme or group. This is a picture of a family. Three different people belonging to the same group or family.
Variety: an artwork that has the same thing but in different colors, shapes, or size. This painting has several flowers that look the same but are different colors.
Proportion: the relationship between the parts to each other and to the whole. This is a picture of an extremely large shuttlecock compared to the three inch size that it should be. The angle of the photo makes the shuttlecock look larger than the building behind it.
Color - arbitrary: when things or people are different colors than they should be. The people are very red, gray, and yellow. These are not realistic colors for people.
Movement/ motion: when an artwork shows movement by the actions of the characters or actual movement. The horse is on his hind legs showing that he is raring back. The man has his hat in the air showing he is in control.
Rhythm/ repetition: an artwork that repeats the same colors or settings. This painting has the same red color in each window. The rooms are the same but with different windows.
Shape - organic: a shape that isn't well defined, usually found in nature. These are clouds. They cannot be defined by any shape.
Line implied: an artwork that lets the viewer assume certain things from their actions. The woman has her arm on the back of the bench, signalling that she is concerned with what is behind her. The man is leaning down and looking at her face.