ABSTRACTION – A visual degree of representation that may have little resemblance to the real world. Abstraction can occur through a process of simplification or distortion of form in an attempt to communicate an essential aspect of the subject matter or content.*8
AFTER IMAGE – A common optical effect in which an additional color seems to appear at the edge of an observed color.
ANALOGOUS COLORS – Colors that are closely related in hue(s). They are adjacent on a color wheel, such as red, orange and yellow.
ASYMMETRIC – Having unlike, or non-corresponding, appearances – ‘without symmetry’.
ATMOSPHERIC (AERIAL) PERSPECTIVE – The illusion of deep space produced in graphic works by lightening values, softening details and textures, reducing value contrasts, and neutralizing colors in objects as they recede.