Objective Art: Art that includes recognizable subject matter. E.g. A painting of a landscape where the trees are easily recognizable.
Non-objective Art: Art that does not include recognizable subject matter.
Subject Matter: The theme/ object/ concept in a work of art. Very simply, what do you see?
Focal Point: The area of artwork that catches your attention. This area is usually the most important part of the work.
Foreground: lowest part of the picture, objects in this area should be the largest in the composition
Middleground: middle section of the picture, objects in this area are smaller than the objects in the foreground but larger than objects in the background.
Background: the top part of the picture, objects in this section is the smallest.
2D Space: The distance between, around, above, below, and within things
2 Main Types
Positive – the important objects
Negative – the “unimportant” area or background.
Arrangements of 2D Space
-lots of negative space, little positive space
-positive space gets cropped off the compositional space or comes very close to touching each other
-positive space is closely arranged to seem congested
-positive space is arranged in a pattern
How to Make Good Art
A THOUGHTFUL COMBINATION OF THESE
Intuition (Gut feeling)
Smell of popcorn = hunger, mouth waters
Taste of vinegar = sour
Sound of boyfriend/ girlfriends voice= love/ affection
= popcorn, popcorn container, butter, movie theatre, etc.
=lemons, vinegar, pinched mouth, etc.
=hearts, photo of the couple, memories, etc.