Creative words and phrases

Here are a list of creative words to help you expand your creative vocabulary when describing or critiquing work.

Symmetry: The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis. an example of this could be a crystal structure with hexagonal symmetry.

Juxtaposed / Juxtaposition: To place or deal with close together for contracting effect. Black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color photos.

Equity: The value of a property. You can used this creatively by describing a brand logo or some identifiable graphic as having value.

Organic: denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole : the organic unity of the integral work of art.• characterized by continuous or natural development.
Ornate: Made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns. The dollar bill background is made up of ornate objects and shapes.
Iconology: the study of visual imagery and its symbolism and interpretation, esp. in social or political terms.
Iconography: The use or study of images or symbols in visual arts. The iconography of pop culture.
Motif |mo-teef| a decorative design or patternan ornament of lace, braid, etc., sewn separately on a garment.

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