Imitationalism - The realistic representation of the subject matter in the art work. This aesthetic quality should imitate life or look life-like.
Formalism - The simplistic representation of the subject matter in the art work. This aesthetic quality places emphasis on the arrangement of the elements of art using the principles of art.
Emotionalism - The creation of a mood, feeling or express an emotion in an art work. This aesthetic quality relies on color, value, intensity, texture to help convey it's expressive qualities.
Principles of Art:
1. Balance - is a way of adding elements to create stability or equilibrium. The 3 types of balance are:
2. Emphasis (contrast) - is a way of combining elements to stress the differences between those elements.
3. Harmony - is a way of combing similar elements to accent their similarities.
4. Variety - is a way of combining elements to to create intricate and complicated relationships.
5. Gradation - is a way of combining elements and creating a series of gradual changes in those elements.
6. Movement - is used to create the look or feeling of action and to guide the viewer's eye through a work of
7. Rhythm (pattern) - is created by the careful placement of repeated elements in a work of art to create a visual tempo or beat.
8. Proportion - is concerned with the relationship of certain elements to the whole and each other.
Elements of Art:
1. Line - is a continuous mark on a surface by a moving point.
2. Shape (2D) - is a 2-dimensional area defined by others art elements, such as line, value, color, texture, and space.
3. Value (non-color) - refers to a change in lightness or darkness of a hue.
4. Color - is an element made up of 3 distinct qualities: hue, value and intensity.
5. Texture - refers to the way things feel or look as if they might feel if touched. There are two types of texture.
6. Space - can be the distance or area between, around, above, below and within things.
7. Form (3D) - refers to an object that has 3- dimensions, height, width, and depth.