Art History Words and Terms Beginning With V
An element of art, value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color.
A vanitas painting was a particular type of still life immensely popular in the Netherlands (and Paris, to a lesser extent) beginning in the 17th century.
"Venus pudica" is a term used to describe a classic figural pose in Western art.
Verdigris is a green or bluish-green pigment.
Vernissage refers to the private, pre-public, "invitation only" opening of a show.