GLOSSARY OF ART TERMS

Art Terms Beginning with V

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Art Terms Beginning with V

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Value

The range of lightness or darkness in a colour. 

VANISHING POINT

The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.

VANITAS

A still life artwork which includes various symbolic objects designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the worthlessness of worldly goods and pleasures.

Vantage point

A position or place that affords an advantageous perspective; The position from which a photographer has taken a photograph.

VERISM

From the Italian term 'verismo', meaning realism in its sense of gritty subject matter.

Vernacular photography

Images by amateur photographers of everyday life and subjects, commonly in the form of snapshots. Often used to distinguish everyday photography from fine art photography.

VERSO / RECTO

Terms used for the front and back of a single sheet of paper, or the right-hand and left-hand page of an open book.

VIDEO ART

Art that involves the use of video and /or audio data and relies on moving pictures

Viewpoint

The position from which something is viewed or observed.

Vignette

A brief, evocative description, account, or scene.

VIRTUAL REALITY

A technology that enables a person to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it based on a real or an imagined place

Virtuosity

Great technical skill or captivating personal style, especially as exhibited in the arts.

Viscosity

The thickness of a liquid.

VITRINE

A large, glass cabinet used for displaying art objects.

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