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Shape, Value, and Texture Terms

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  • Q1
    An area that stands out from the space next to or around it because of a defined boundary or because of a difference of value, color, or texture.
    Shape
    Plane
    Volume
    Decorative
    20s
  • Q2
    Design in which shapes having two-dimensional quality appear to lie flat on the surface of the picture plane.
    Shape
    Decorative value
    Volume
    Decorative
    20s
  • Q3
    A shape which is essentially two-dimensional in nature but whose relationship with other shapes may give an illusion of a third dimension.
    Decorative value
    Volume
    Plane
    Decorative
    20s
  • Q4
    A shape that is three-dimensional in nature and exists in space. On a flat surface the artist can only create the illusion of it.
    Plane
    Shape
    Linear Perspective
    Volume
    20s
  • Q5
    Those shapes created by exact mathematical laws. They are usually simple in character such as the triangle, the rectangle, and the circle, but can be other types of polygons.
    Rectilinear
    Geometric
    Linear Perspective
    Biomorphic Shapes
    20s
  • Q6
    Shapes whose boundaries usually consist entirely of straight lines.
    Linear Perspective
    Biomorphic Shapes
    Geometric
    Rectilinear
    20s
  • Q7
    Usually more or less irregular shapes which resemble the freely developed curves found in live organisms.
    Biomorphic Shapes
    Chiaroscuro
    Decorative value
    Trompe l'oeil
    20s
  • Q8
    A mechanical system for creating the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.
    Rectilinear
    Biomorphic Shapes
    Geometric
    Linear Perspective
    20s
  • Q9
    The relative degree of lightness and darkness.
    Shadow/Shade/Shading
    Highlight
    Value
    Cast shadow
    20s
  • Q10
    The area of an object represented in art that receives the greatest amount of direct light.
    Cast shadow
    Highlight
    Value
    Shadow/Shade/Shading
    20s
  • Q11
    The darker value on the portion of a form's surface that is turned away from the light source.
    Highlight
    Value
    Cast shadow
    Shadow/Shade/Shading
    20s
  • Q12
    The dark area created on a surface when a form is placed so as to prevent light from falling on that surface.
    Cast shadow
    Value
    Shadow/Shade/Shading
    Highlight
    20s
  • Q13
    A technique that emphasizes the blending of light and shade to create the illusion of objects in space or atmosphere.
    Cast Shadow
    Chiaroscuro
    Shadow/Shade/Shading
    Highlight
    20s
  • Q14
    Refers to areas of dark or light definitely confined within boundaries, rather than the gradual blending of tones.
    Highlight
    Decorative
    Value
    Decorative Value
    20s
  • Q15
    The actual or the illusion of tactile value on the surface of an area as created by nature or by an artist through a manipulation of the visual elements.
    Tactile
    Natural Texture
    Papier colle
    Texture
    20s

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