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Ch 19: Principles of Visual Art

About This Chapter

Learn all you can about the principles of visual art by reviewing this chapter of lessons. Art techniques and related definitions are covered. Included in the chapter are narrated videos, comprehensive written transcripts and quizzes that typically contain four or five questions.

Principles of Visual Art - Chapter Summary

Enjoy the process of learning about the principles of visual art, like the definition of the principles of art and basic art techniques and principles by viewing short lessons in this chapter. Discover the steps for art criticism. Other subjects you will encounter include the following:

  • Examples of the seven elements of art
  • Definition of a medium in art
  • Use of art for self-expression

Each lesson in this mobile-friendly chapter concludes with a multiple-choice quiz to test your memory. Our instructors are more than happy to answer questions about the lessons and quizzes. They can be reached by clicking the Help tab.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Principles of Visual Art
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What Are the Principles of Art? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are the Principles of Art? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will be presented with an overview of the basic principles of art, examples of what they are, and how to use them when creating or analyzing an artwork.

What Are the Seven Elements of Art? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are the Seven Elements of Art? - Definition & Examples

The elements of art are the building blocks of all art. Every piece of art ever created includes one or more of these elements. Learn about line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture.

Fundamental Art Techniques, Processes & Materials

3. Fundamental Art Techniques, Processes & Materials

Do you like making things? Have you ever painted a colorful picture or doodled in pen on a notebook? If so, then you've used an art technique! In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methods, processes, and materials used to make art.

What Is a Medium in Art: Definition & Terms

4. What Is a Medium in Art: Definition & Terms

Explore one of the fundamental ideas in art that affects the creation, design, and reception of every work of art. Test your knowledge about artistic production and art history.

Communication & Self-Expression Through Art

5. Communication & Self-Expression Through Art

Why do people make art? Have you ever taken a brush to paper and used it to pour out frustrations? In this lesson, we'll explore ideas about communication and self-expression through art.

Art Criticism: Definition, Steps & Example

6. Art Criticism: Definition, Steps & Example

In this lesson, we'll learn about the steps involved in art criticism and how they work. We'll also try out our critical-thinking skills on a real-life painting. When you've finished with the lesson, you can use our brief quiz to see how much you know about art criticism.

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