Identity Vocabulary

Learn the definition of the words below to help you to describe artwork and artefacts in both your critical studies and class work.

Assemblage Usually 3-D work built from found or recycled materials.
Identity The individual characteristics by which a person or thing is recognised.

Characteristics A distinguishing quality, attribute, or trait.     

Design Preliminary sketch or idea for a larger work.

Emotional Describing the artist’s personal response to an event.
Humorous Works which express some exaggerated action or unlikely expression, often seen in caricatures.

Typography The art of setting and arranging letters and words.
Construct To build or form by putting parts together in a careful way.

Image A picture, carving or likeness of something.   

Background The part of a picture furthest away from you.

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