The Basic Elements & Principles of Art


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The term that refers to just the colors of the spectrum only is:

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1. The process of a viewer's eye wandering throughout a painting is known as:

2. Which is NOT a type of artistic balance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You've probably seen examples of art throughout your life, whether in a museum, in a gallery, or in your own house. But how much do you actually know about the specific elements and principles that make art what it is? If you think you understand the characteristics of art, you can answer the questions in this online quiz and worksheet that cover important topics needed to understand this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your knowledge of topics like:

  • Colors of the spectrum
  • How we view paintings
  • Artistic balance
  • Artistic techniques
  • Notable artists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these assessment questions to make sure you can accurately recall the basic elements and principles of art
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the ways in which different artistic elements contribute to the overall effects of artistic works
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of artistic principles to identify specific aspects of art and notable artists from history

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this subject by reading the associated lesson called The Basic Elements & Principles of Art. This lesson contains information about:

  • Color and value
  • Form, shape and line
  • Space
  • Texture