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Humanities

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1. Definition of Terms
ART - is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according toaesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. VISUAL ARTS - Any of the art forms used to create such art. Art work, such as painting, photography, or sculpture that appeals primarily to the visual sense and typically exists in permanent form. PAINTING- is the process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect. SCULPTURE- is the art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms, esp. by carving stone or wood or by casting metal or plaster. ARCHITECTURE - The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings. MUSIC - The art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. DANCE – is to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps. THEATER- a place or sphere of enactment of usually significant events or action.  THEATRE-The activity or profession of acting in, producing, directing, or writing plays. LITERATURE- is written works, esp. those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit. FILM/MOTION PICTURE-sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen. 2. Discuss or Enumerate

ELEMETS OF VISUAL ARTS
SHAPE
* biomorphic shape: a shape that is naturalistic or organic * geometric: a shape that is regular and predictable
like this painting by Mondrian
* amorphous: not easily defined as organic or geometric
* form: refers to three-dimensional shapes
This work by David Smith is a good example of a geometric form. The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, built in 1997 is a great example of organic form. * volume: is related to amount of space a form uses

* positive and negative shapes: positive indicates filled space and negative indicates...
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