Key Words and Meanings - Year 8 Art
  • Chuck close inspired self portraits
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    ProportionThe size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes. 
    Types of linee.g. horizontal, vertical, diagonal. 
    Form3D shape e.g. sphere, cube 
    Architectural FeaturesDetails of a building such as windows, doors, ledges. 
    SculptureA 3D piece of art work. 
    RepetitionA shape, line or colour that is repeated. 
    AbstractAn image or sculpture which doesn't represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things. 
    Lino printA print created from a lino block and ink 
    DesignA plan of your work. 
  • Still Life Drawing Michael Craig Martin
  • Beautiful Bugs
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    ProportionThe size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes. 
    DesignA plan of your work. 
    IdentityWho a person is. 
    SymbolismThe use of symbols to represent an idea. 
    SimplifyTo take away detail and make something simpler. 
    Running stitchA sewing technique with a gap between each stitch. 
    Back stitchA sewing technique with the effect of a continuous line, created by stitching forward then back. 
    EmbellishTo add decoration and detail. 
    Paper PatternA technique used with fabrics to cut out shapes accurately using a stencil. 
  • The Figure Henry Moore
    SculptureA 3D piece of art work. 
    3DA shape that has 3 dimensions and can be viewed from 360 degrees. 
    FormThe shape and structure of an object. 
    AbstractImage or sculpture which doesn’t represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things. 
    Figurative ArtThe art of observing the human figure. 
    MinimalTo take away detail, to make simpler. 
    SimplisticAn image that has minimal detail. 
    SilhouetteAn outline of an object or figure. 
    AndrogynousA figure that is neither male nor female. 
    Negative spaceThe areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills. 
  • Still Life Drawing Michael Craig Martin Continued
    CompositionThe position and placement of lines and shapes within an image. 
    ProportionThe size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes. 
    Accurate shapeObserving lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition. 
    Negative spaceThe areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills. 
    Mark makingA variety of ways to create lines, marks on a page using different materials. 
    Block colourColour that is without tones or shades. 
    AbstractAn image or sculpture which doesn't represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things. 
    ScaleThe size of shapes. 
    EnlargeTo make something bigger. 
    Vivid colourBright bold colours. 
  • The Figure Barbara Hepworth
    SculptureA 3D piece of art work. 
    3DA shape that has 3 dimensions and can be viewed from 360 degrees. 
    FormThe shape and structure of an object. 
    AbstractImage or sculpture which doesn’t represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things. 
    Figurative ArtThe art of observing the human figure. 
    MinimalTo take away detail and make something simpler. 
    SimplisticAn image that has minimal detail. 
    SilhouetteAn outline of an object or figure. 
    AndrogynousA figure that is neither male nor female. 
    Negative spaceThe areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills. 

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