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100

A delineation or fracturing of space in color or black and white. Qualities of this can vary in width, length, gesture, color, direction, etc.
What is line?

100

Primary colors
What are red, blue and yellow?

100

A way of combining visual elements to produce a sense of action.
What is movement?

100

A feeling that all of the parts are working together as a team
What is unity?

100

Red + Blue =
What is violet/purple?

200

The translation of a 3D volume onto a 3D or 2D surface. Illusion of depth is conveyed through contour, texture and line.
What is form?

200

Secondary colors
What are orange, green and violet?

200

Special attention or embellishment on an element, characteristic or object in a work of art that makes it stand out from others.
What is emphasis?

200

The arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
What is contrast?

200

The complimentary color of blue.
What is orange?

300

The surface quality of materials, either actual (tactile) or implied (visual).
What is texture?

300

Blue + Green +Yellow are examples of........
What are analogous colors?

300

The use of different lines, shapes, textures, colors and other elements of design to create interest in a work of art.
What is variety?

300

The repetition of anything - line, shape, color, etc. in an artwork. _______ can also represent a model or theme in design work.
What is pattern?

300

The term for when white is added to a color
What is tint?

400

The relative lightness or darkness of color.
What is value?

400

Mixing a secondary and primary color creates this.
What is a tertiary/intermediate color?

400

The determination of measurements of dimensions within a design, artwork or human figure.
What is proportion?

400

Repetitive visual elements that achieve a specific effect.
What is rhythm?

400

When you add black to a hue you create this.
What is shade?

500

A two-dimensional area or plane that may be open or closed, free form or geometric. It can be found in nature or created by humans.
What is space?

500

Mixing two complementary colors makes this.
What are neutrals?

500

The composition is not the same on both sides but still conveys...
What is asymmetrical balance?

500

The way in which the elements in visual arts are arranged to create a feeling of equilibrium in an artwork
What is balance?

500

Another name for neutral colors.
What are earthtones?