ASM2O Grade 10 Media Arts – History of Media Arts Test


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PART A – Elements of Design
Space – The emptiness or area around an object

Positive Space/Figure – The shape or form in an art
Negative Space/Ground – The empty space around the shape or form Picture Plane – The surface of the art
Foreground – The nearest plane
Middleground – The surface in between
Background – The farthest surface

Line – A path (line) in which leads your eyes around an image
Vertical Lines – Expresses height, stability, dignity and formality Horizontal – Expresses inactive, feeling of peace, rest and relaxation Diagonal – Expresses rising or falling, instability and excitement Curved – Expresses gracefulness and feminine

Shape & Form – The outline or area Geometric – Normal shapes
Organic – natural irregular shapes (leaf)

Texture – How things would feel or look if touched/ use value and colour to produce illusion of texture

Texture quality – To thicken brushstrokes
Real texture – Various real material to surface.
Colour – The spectrum of light made up of individual colours
Hues – The colours in the spectrum/ all types of colours
Primary – First group of hues, most important made up of red, blue and

Secondary – Second group of hues, made from mixing pri colours results

are orange, green and purple
Tertiary – or Intermediate colours are 3rd hues, mixture of a primary colour

and secondary colours next to it on colour wheel
Neutral – The mixture of 3 primary colours, resulting in a brown or grey

shade as well as creating a warm or cool neutral colours
Colour value – The degree of lightness of darkness of a colour (by adding

whites/tint or black/shades)
Colour intensity – The degree of brightness or dullness of a colour (by

adding its complementary colour to make it duller)

PART B – Principles of Composition
Unity – Creates a sense of oneness, arranged so its tied together by line, overlap

or theme
Balance – Equal distribution of visual weights in a given space

Symmetrical balance – Arranged identically on each side of axis/mirror image

Asymmetrical balance – Balancing by their visual weight ( a+a = A) Radial Balance – Elements are arranged around a central point

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Dominance – Arrange to emphasize one area over another, to make something stand out

Rhythm – The repetition of certain elements (patterns), creating sense of movement

Variety – The change in shape, form, colour, size, number, etc. (the uses of composition)

PART C – Photographic tips
Holding camera – Holding the camera with two hands, use tripods or object to

stabilize to prevent shift and shaking
Archiving – Keeping work organized by clearing off old picture on a regular basis Lighting – Consider your lighting and uses of natural or artificial lighting to light

up the subject
Framing – Blocking off parts of the scene to draw attention to the subject Camera settings – Various settings allows the effect the user desires Preview – Use preview to see the picture you’ve taken, can be deleted if

Rule of thirds – A rule devised by a 3 by 3 grid to line up the horizon lines and

Distance – Shots that fill the frame tend to have more detail, by moving yourself,

the subject closer or longer focal length to get this result.
Vantage point – The different angle/perspective can make your subject more or

less significant (low/high vantage points)
Focusing – Focusing your object can result in clear images by pressing shutter

button halfway to lock in the focus

HALF CPR DVF (acronym)

PART D – Copyright laws Introduction

– January 1, 1978, copyright works can be protected by law.

– Allows artists a tool to protect their work from unauthorized use

The subject matter and scope of copyright

– Open-ended to accompany advancing technology
– Two basic requirement to be entitled to copyright protection

– work must be original

– work must be fixed/tangible
– Ideas cannot be protected by copyright due to democratic society

The rights of the copyright holder

– 5 rights an artist must know
– the rights to reproduce copyrighted works
– the rights to create derivatives from copyrighted works – the right to distribute/sell copies of work

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– the rights to perform the work publicly

– the rights to display the work publicly

Copyright dates

– work remains copyright protected until
– 50 years after the artist death
– 100 years from the date of creation
– 75 years from the date of publication

PART C – Key artists
Andy Warhol (Andy Warhola)

– Born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh U.S.A
– Died February 22, 1987 (aged 58) in New York City
– American nationality
– Pop artist, american painter, filmmaker and conceptual artist, silkscreen

– Coined the phrase “15 minutes of fame” (fleeting condition of fame in

modern world)

Ansel Adams

– Born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco U.S.A – Died April 22, 1984 (aged of 82)
– American nationality
– American photographer, environmentalist,

– Known for his B&W photographs of american west and Yosemite N.P – Suffered dyslexia and diagnosed as hyperactive
– Developed a system to determine proper exposure and contrast

David Hockney

– Born in Bradford, England in 1937
– English/British nationality
– Worked in: etching, set designs, figure painting, drawing poster

magazine, printmaking, photocopy, and fax art
– Inspired by Jean Dubuffet, Picasso, and Matisse
– Traveled to France, US, Germany, Egypt, and Italy
– Created photomontage: compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of

individually photographed details.