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Naive Art Narrative Painting Naturalism
Naturalistic Negative Negative Etch
Negative Shape Neoclassicism Neutrals
New Tech Photos Nickel Silver Niobium
Non-linear Non-objective Numbered Print
Nylon-coated Wire
Naive Art Narrative Painting Naturalism
Art made by people with no formal art training.
A painting where a story line serves as a dominant feature.
Representational art in which the artist presents a subjective interpretation of visual reality while retaining something of the natural appearance or look of the objects depicted. Naturalism varies greatly from artist to artist, depending on the degree and kind of subjective interpretation.
Naturalistic Negative Negative Etch
Descriptive of an artwork that closely resembles forms in the natural world. Synonymous with representational.
1. Photographic image in which the areas of light and shade are the reverse of their appearance in the original. 2. The image on film in which the dark tones of the original appear transparent, and the light tones appear black and opaque.
Etching or blasting the background of an image, leaving the image itself clear or unblasted. Also called reverse etch.
Negative Shape Neoclassicism Neutrals
A background or ground shape seen in relation to foreground or figure shapes. The space in a painting around the objects depicted.
1. New classicism - a style in 19th century Western art that referred back to the classical styles of Greece and Rome. Neoclassical paintings have sharp outlines, reserved emotions, deliberate (often mathematical) composition, and cool colors. 2. New expressionism - a term originally applied to works done primarily by German and Italian, who came to maturity in the post-WWII era; and later expanded (in the 1980's) to include certain American artists. Neo- Expressionist works depict intense emotions and symbolism, sometimes using unconventional media and intense colors with turbulent compositions and subject matter.
Having no hue - black, white, or gray; sometimes a tannish color achieved by mixing two complementary colors. Not associated with any single hue. Blacks, whites, grays, and dull gray-browns. A neutral can be made by mixing complementary hues.
New Tech Photos Nickel Silver Niobium
Digital cameras and computer technology have opened a new and exciting dimension for artist. The vastness of possibilities to control and change images is almost endless, and many artists use these possibilities to create exciting artworks. Developing these photos is less expensive for the artist.
A tough, corrosion-resistant alloy of copper, zinc and nickel, formerly called "German silver."
A silvery metal used in jewelry, steel alloys, and superconductivity research.
Non-linear Non-objective Numbered Print
A composition in which mass is the dominant element in defining form (as opposed to line). See also Painterly.
Completely non-representational; pure design; fully abstract. Art without reference to anything outside itself-without representation. Also called nonobjective-without recognizable objects.
Numbering refers to labeling on a print that specifies its place in the order of its production when it is one of a limited edition.
Nylon-coated Wire
Very fine gauge copper wire coated with nylon used primarily to apply fiber techniques such as knitting and weaving to jewelry production.

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