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the shape, configuration and structure of an artwork, including elements such as medium and colour
a type of three-dimensional artwork; it usually consists of many parts and is created for a specific gallery space or outdoor site, to be viewed as an entire whole
is used when describing the number of different colours that are present in an artwork
Colour value
the lightness or darkness of a colour
the substance used to make a particular artwork
Oil paint
a slow-drying paint comprising pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed
a medium bound with emulsions, combined with dry pigments and water; emulsions might include egg yolk (egg tempera) and milk proteins (casein tempera)
a paint comprising pigment suspended in a water-soluble vehicle; the addition of water adds to the paint’s transparency
Found object
a natural or an artificially made object used in an artwork, but which has not been designed for that purpose
art objects such as figures and tableware made from clay and other raw materials using the process of pottery
a fast-drying synthetic paint