Art Terms

Cityscape: A work of art in which city buildings are the primary object.

Repetition:  When an element of art is used repeatedly to contribute to movement, rhythm, and unity.

Shape: An element of art in which an area on a flat surface having only two dimensions (length and width) is defined by line, colour or texture. Through the application of perspective, a shape may appear to have volume and three-dimensions (length, width and depth).

Form:  An element of art that is three-dimensional (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume.

Group of Seven:  A group of seven landscape painters in Canada in the early twentieth century who used intense colour, bold brushwork,  and stylized curvilinear forms to express their love of nature and their nation.

Post-Impressionism:  An art movement and style of painting from the late 19th century to the early 20th century which emphasized emotional expression, strong colour, and outlined forms.

Art Nouveau:  A late nineteenth and early twentieth century international art movement characterized by exaggerated, curvi linear interpretations of nature.