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•Those creations we can look at.
The visual arts are:
•Works which are primarily visual in nature
► refers to what was used to create art
M E D I U M O FV I S U A L A R T S
► . Oil paint, watercolor, acrylic paint, tempera paint, fresco, ink, pencil, marble, bronze, clay, film are all
DRAWINGis a means of making an image, using any of a wide variety of tools and techniques.
PAINTINGis the practice of applying pigment suspended in a carrier (or medium) and a binding agent (a glue) to a surface (support) such as paper, canvas or a wall.
is creating for artistic purposes an image on a matrix which is then transferred to a two-dimensional (flat) surface by means of ink (or another form of pigmentation).
is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light.
is the process of making a motion-picture, from an initial conception and research, through scriptwriting, shooting and recording, animation or other special effects, editing, sound and music work and finally distribution to an audience; it refers broadly to the creation of all types of films, embracing documentary, strains of theatre and literature in film, and poetic or experimental practices, and is often used to refer to video-based processes as well.
is any art in which computers played a role in production or display of the artwork
SCULPTUREis three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials - typically stone such as marble - or metal, glass, or wood.
is a term, now largely forgotten, encompassing art forms which involve physical manipulation of a plastic medium by moulding or modeling such as sculpture or ceramics.
refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.
are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artist's own body, face, and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some physical art object.
L I N Eis an element of art which refers
to the continuous mark made on some surface by a moving point. It may be two dimensional line or it may be a three dimensional
line or implied .
SHAPEis an enclosed space defined by other elements of art. Shapes may be geometric (triangle,
rectangle, circle...) or have an organic or natural character
(trees, leaves, rocks, puddles...).
Positive and Negative Shape
COLORit is the range of visual light in the spectrum and properties of the pigments used in making visual art.
• HUE - the name of the color (green , yellow , etc.)
• INTENSITY - is the amount of pigment or saturation .
(brightness , dullness ,etc.)• VALUE - the lightness or darkness of the
FORMis an element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses
volume.(Cubes, spheres,and cylinders)
SPACE is the area occupied by an object or the area formed by the absence of an object(s).
RHYTHMis patterned organization of colors, lines, textures, or
combinations of art elements that create a pleasing effect. A
visual rhythm will lead the eye from one area to another in a rhythmical and orderly manner.
BALANCEis the perception of equilibrium
between the elements in the piece of art.
is the focal point of interest in a piece created by accenting or exaggerating a specific area
or art element to create greater interest.
is the comparison of two elements that appear different (values of light and dark, hues...). Strong contrasts are the most dissimilar examples of an art element (dark
- light, black - white).
Alliance of Artists' Communities
Supports nonprofit artists' communities and residency
programs. Find a directory of members and an official
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
Group promoting interest in contemporary glass art. Contains
news, events, links to resources, and membership information.
Washington, DC-based nonprofit group works to promote high standards for local arts. Find
details on classes they offer and visit the gallery.
Association of Western Australian Art Galleries
Organization based in Western Australia hosts art shows and events supporting the artists and galleries of
Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art
Link to resources on contemporary art in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Lists international
College Art Association, The
Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and
criticism of the visual arts. Contains news, publications, and conferences.
Carrington Foundation for Public Art
Non-profit organization dedicated to placing metal sculptures in
public places offers news updates, photos of installations, and
National Arts Program, The
Visual arts exhibit and awards program for municipal employees and their families is sponsored by
The National Arts Program Foundation.
Palmerston North Community Arts Council
Community-based organization that supports arts and cultural events in
Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council
Organization based in Pleasanton, CA offers advocacy for local performing and visual artists. Find news updates
and an events calendar.
Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute
PARI supports and carries on research and exploration of Mesoamerican
civilizations, their art, archaeology and glyphic texts.
San Francisco Art Dealers Association
Nonprofit organization is comprised of 31 Bay Area galleries, and
promotes public interest in visual arts.Tour the member galleries.
Western States Arts Federation
Art jobs, art resources, literary links and more to help all kind of
artists. Westaf works for the advancement of the arts in the
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.Encourages artists and scientists to use technology to explore new
forms of creative expression. List award grants and events.Artists Rights Society
Originally founded in France, this organization helps artists in Europe and the United States protect their copyrighted works.
Learn about laws and membership.ArtPRIDE
New Jersey's primary arts advocacy agency. Direct access to your legislators, a forum for discussion, and a source of technical
assistance.Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County
Ohio-based organization supports visual and performing arts in the Greater Hancock County. Find details on shows, workshops,
Colorado Council on the ArtsRead an overview of the services and programs offered by the state agency, find details on grants and awards,
and view works by area artists.Columbia College, China Arts Exchange
Non-profit promotes interest and exchange in the arts of China and the United States. Explore academic
Biennal for art and culture is the result of a joint Swedish-Danish initiative. Review events, news and a
description of the foundation.
Myths & Facts About National Support of the ArtsList of statements and responses emphasizes how badly
arts funding is needed in the United States.National Gallery - Teaching Resources and Loan Programs
Details the National Gallery's free-loan teaching programs, circulation and loan options, affiliate loans, and contact
information.New Art Now
Forum connects artists with the global art market. Browse the work of both emerging and established artists.
New York State Council on the ArtsExamine the council's five year plan for continuing support of the art world in New York, download grant applications,
or find job opportunities.
Nomads 1800Community arts outreach program. Documents the lives and art
works from homeless and runaway youth living in America.Official Assoc. of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
Non-profit organization for amateur and professional artists post announcements, news and member artwork. Includes a
collection of related links.Orange County ArtsNet
Offers a guide to arts facilities and events in Orange County, California.
San Francisco Art Dealers AssociationNonprofit organization is comprised of 31 Bay Area galleries, and promotes public interest in visual arts.Tour the member galleries.
Western States Arts FederationArt jobs, art resources, literary links and more to help all kind of
artists. Westaf works for the advancement of the arts in the American West.