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Overview of and topical guide to the visual arts
Colour is an important aspect of many of the
outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the visual arts:
– class of
Visual arts art forms, including
printmaking and others, that focus on the creation of works which are primarily
visual in nature. Visual Arts that produce three-dimensional objects, such as
architecture, are known as
plastic arts. The current usage of visual arts includes
fine arts as well as
crafts, but this was not always the case.
Types of visual art
Architecture, process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art.
Arts and crafts
Design, as a verb, it refers to the process of originating and developing a plan for a new object (machine, building, product, etc.). As a noun, it is used both for the final plan or proposal (a drawing, model, or other description), or the result of implementing that plan or proposal (the object produced).
History of the visual arts
Elements of art
Elements of art – shape, form, value, line, color, space and texture
Shape – area defined by edges
Form – perceived volume or dimensionality
Value – use of lightness (tint, or white) and darkness (shade, or black) in a piece of art
Line – straight or
curved marks that span a distance between two points. For example, see
Color – produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.
Space – area that an artist provides for a particular purpose. Space includes the background, foreground and middle ground, and refers to the distances or area(s) around, between, and within things.
Texture – the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work
General visual art concepts
Principles of art