GLOSSARY OF ART TERMS
DEFINITION OF ART ASSOCIATED TERMINOLOGY
Abstract: Or conceptual art is an abstract concept or idea; A style of art existing in thought, without physical or concrete existence. The subject may exist in reality but is unrecognizable or partially recognizable in the artwork. Can create Abstract drawings with design elements such as lines, pattern, shape, form, value, and colour.
Abstraction: abstract art gives the freedom from representational qualities in art and deals with the theoretic concept of an idea, a version of a theme, melody, rhythm, harmony, or ornamentation, to present it in a modified deviation, but still a recognizable form of a realistic depiction of objects, nature, or living beings. Partial abstraction depicts a subject that exists in reality. But maybe unrecognizable, geometrics or shapes to render a human face or object. Complete abstraction employs line, form, pattern, shape, and or colours to suggest emotion or a non-figurative subject.
Achromatic: meaning colourless, possessing no hue: being or involving black, white, or shades of gray: neutral achromatic visual sensations.
Acid-free: is paper that yields a pH balance range from 0 to 14. The pH level less than 7 is acidic: Neutral ideal level is pH 7, Basic is greater than pH 7. Acid-free is an archival quality, a long-lasting paper product with the acid removed from the pulp in the paper-making process. Papers made from any cellulose fiber with the active acid pulp eliminated during processing are considered acid-free. The paper is also lignin and sulfur-free.
Acrylic painting: a painting rendered with acrylic paints; Acrylic is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble and become water-resistant when dry. Acrylic paintings look very similar to oil paintings and are likely to stain clothes more than oil paint. Acrylic paints are considerably more stable than oils, which tend to yellow or become brittle with age.
Acrylic painting: a painting rendered with acrylic paints. Acrylic is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble and become water-resistant when dry. Acrylic paintings look very similar to oil paintings and are likely to stain clothes more than oil paint. Acrylic paints are considered more stable than oils, which tend to yellow or become brittle with age.
Age progression: is an art of rendering individuals older than they are. Age regression technique that are generally considered both an art and a science. Through Forensic Compositing age progression or regression techniques involving an artist that can create a rendition of what that person may have looked like as they aged or identification purposes. Often used in police work that may help update an image of an old case of a missing child.
Age regression: The art of rendering individuals younger than they are. For example; an adopted adult sometimes may like a rendition of what they may have looked like as a baby when a baby photo is not available.
Ambidextrous: Display the ability to use either the left and/or right hand equally, implementing such dexterous tasks as writing, drawing or playing an instrument or sports, etc. It comes in handy when painting on an easel or where one cannot move the substrate like a wall painting.
Anatomists: Are biological scientists who study the structure of living things—an expert in or a student of anatomy. Anatomists vary widely; nearly all spend some time in laboratories studying the structures of plant or animal species or focusing on human anatomical form and function.
Anatomy: A branch of science that studies the physical structures of living beings; Anatomizing the structural bodies of humans, animals, or living organisms, mainly by dissection and the separation of parts. A study of the structural design or internal workings of something.
Anchor point: A composition component in which the drawing subject section extends outside the drawing or painting edges. The path created of a series of points called "anchor points," and line segments between these points on either end of a pathway have "control handles," which work to control the direction of the curved path. Ex: A point on an archer's face like the chin in which the drawing hand is positioned in order to stabilize the archer's aim before the release of the arrow.
The anchor was a famous symbol because it was part of the ship, and Christians painting metaphor, similarly sailors liked matching similarity this allegory represents; strength and stability. Anchoring a ship also represented the safe end of a long journey.
The Importance of an Anchor – Why Foreground Matters. Almost anyone is familiar with the abstract concept of an anchor in the nautical sense. The anchor keeps the vessel from drifting away due to current or wind. It fixes the ship to a particular position.
The anchored cross, or mariner's cross, is a stylized cross in the shape of an anchor, same as the Christian sign of the cross: The symbol can be used to signify 'fresh start' or 'hope,' as in The Bible, "Hebrews 6.19: We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain," English Standard Version.
The anchor has quite a lot of different spiritual connotations in Christian art: The anchor symbolizes the concept of faithfulness, shelter, and hope because it represents the safe arrival of the ship in the harbour after a hazardous voyage at sea. The anchor is the emblem of St Clement, who was the 4th Bishop of Rome.
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