Texture is the "roughness" or "smoothness" of an object or sound.
- In visual art, texture can be implied—such
as a painting that looks like a smooth silk robe or a line drawing of
a rough rock—or actual such as a smooth, glossy finish on a pot
or the rough stone surface of a statue. Two-dimensional work can have
real texture created by the media such as rough watercolor paper or
thick brush strokes.
- In audible art, texture is created by the contrast
of quick notes to long notes, harmonious sound to dissonant sound, and
the difference in instruments used to create the sound.
- In written art, like audible art, the texture is
created by contrasts of characters, settings, themes, and plots as well as details of people, places, and actions. More detail and more contrast add more texture.
Motion is the subject of our next lesson.
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