Artists and designers can use actual texture in their work or they can suggest how something feels using techniques that imply texture.
What is visual texture?
It is the painting of glass objects made to look transparent and shiny
The creation of realistic-looking textures in a work
The use of delicate brush strokes or other marks to create fine lines
What is physical texture?
It is the use of smooth paint in a painting
It is the tactile physical surface of a painting
It is the use of thick paint in a painting
What is impasto?
The use of thickly-applied paint
The use of thinly-applied paint
The use of large brush strokes
Why is mosaic a good choice of material for this piece of Aztec jewellery representing a two-headed serpent?
It feels smooth next to the skin
It expresses the artist’s feelings about snakes
It creates a texture that looks like snakeskin
What technique has Claud Monet used to create texture in his painting The Japanese Bridge?
Which word best describes the texture of Red-Blue Chair, designed by Gerrit Rietveld?
What is trompe l'oeil?
The use of thick paint to create texture
Making an image look as much like a real object as possible
Expressing emotion through technique
How would you describe the texture of this lamp designed by Franco Albini?
Hard metal contrasts with a floppy paper shade
Silver metal contrasts with a beige shade
Smooth metal contrasts with a rough paper shade
Why is texture important to sportswear designs like Stella McCartney's designs for Team GB's 2012 Olympic athletes?
Smooth, stretchy textures play a functional role in performance
It helps the team all look the same
It stops people from overheating while they are active
How has Katherina Fritsch used texture in Company at the Table?
The smooth texture of the figures makes them seem unreal
The realistic texture of the figures makes them seem real
The figures are painted to imply a realistic texture