Critical Vocabulary List

Feeling Texture Line Composition
Alive

Atmosphere

Delicate

Depressing

Dignified

Disturbing

Exciting

Expressive

Fresh

Humorous

Imposing

Nostalgic

Sad

Coarse

Cross-hatching

Fine

Flat

Glaze

Hatching

Impasto

Jagged

Matt

Rough

Shiny

Smooth

Soft

Splatter

Stipple

Thick

Thin

Wash

Angular

Broken

Confident

Faint

Flowing

Fluent

Free

Hesitant

Scribble

Sweeping

Tight

Woolly

Background

Blurred

Complex

Confined

Design

Distant

Eye-line

Focus

Foreground

Form

Middle-ground

Near

Perspective

Plane

Proportion

Scale

Shape

Sharp

Light Kind of Art Colour What is it?
Artificial

Dark

Ethereal

Evening

Full of Light

Fierce

Gentle

Harsh

Haze

Highlight

Intense

Light

Midday

Natural

Night

Shadow

Soft

Source

Tone

Abstract

Derivative

Distorted

Emotional

Exaggerated

Exterior

Fake

Fantasy

Figurative

Impressionistic

Impressive

Interior

Landscape

Mundane

Noble

Non-representational

Pastiche

Pattern

Portrait

Religious

Representational

Seascape

Sentimental

Still life

Surreal

Symbolic

Blend

Bright

Clash

Cold

Deep

Dull

Glowing

Harmonious

Intense

Luminous

Mixed

Opaque

Pale

Pastel

Primary

Pure

Saturated

Secondary

Soft

Tint

Translucent

Transparent

Vibrant

Warm

Aquatint

Assemblage

Base relief

Caricature

Cartoon

Carving

Ceramic

Collage

Design

Diptych

Drawing

Easel painting

Etching

Fresco

Gouache

Lithograph

Logo

Miniature

Model

Mural

Painting

Photograph

Print

Relief

Screen print

Sculpture

Sketch

Stencil

Tempera

Tripych

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