Art Term Tuesday-VALUE

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Today’s art term is VALUE. Value is an Element of Art along with line, shape, color and texture that we learned about in previous weeks.  


Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color.  A color mixed with white is called a tint while a color mixed with black is called a shade. For example, pink is a tint of red (red plus white) while maroon is a shade of red (red plus black). Value gives an artwork the illusion of depth and space. 


Look at this painting by Georges Braque entitled “Violin and Candlestick” painted in 1910. Braque began painting in a style called Cubism that developed the idea of multiple perspectives in one piece of art. Braque utilized many values of a color in the same painting to create an illusion of depth. 

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