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Glossary of Art Terms
 
Welcome to USBlackart.Com Glossary of common Art Terms. Here we hope to give you a brief definition of various art terms which might be unfamiliar to you. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas please e-mail us.
 
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Ultramarine: -a vivid blue to purple-blue pigment originally made from ground lapis lazuli. French ultramarine is an artificial substitute. Return to top
 
Underdrawing:- preliminary drawing that lies under the final painted or inked image. Return to top
 
Underpainting:- the preliminary coats of paint in a painting that render the basic outline before the final paint layers are added to complete the work. The traditional stage in oil painting of using a monochrome or dead color as a base for composition. Also known as laying in. Return to top
 
Unity: -and organization of parts so that all contributed to a coherent whole. It is the combined result of all principles of design. Return to top
 
Uppercase: -in typography, capital letters, which gained this alternative name from the standard location in which typesetters stored them Return to top