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Fabricator

A person who constructs or manufactures something.

Fabricator

A person who constructs or manufactures something. A fabricator usually builds machines, structures, and other objects by cutting, shaping, and assembling parts made from raw materials.

Facade

The front or face of a building. Any front of a building that has been given special architectural treatment.

Faceted

Having many sides and surfaces, like a diamond.

Femininity

Characteristics such as behavior, appearance, and roles usually associated with girls and women. These can change from group to group and over time.

Feminist

A person who is actively involved in making sure that women have the same rights and opportunities as men.

Figurative

Art that depicts human or animal figures.

Film still

A film still, also called a publicity still, is a photograph taken on the set of a movie or television program during the production. Film stills can also be taken from the actual movie or television program. Before video and the internet, film stills were often used to advertise new movies or television programs.

Fine Arts

The study and creation of visual and performing arts, including art, music, dance, and theater.

Fluorescent light

Fluorescent light

A bright, glowing light made with mercury gas rather than a filament that you can see in a regular light bulb.

Foreground

When you are looking at a two-dimensional work of art, the foreground is the space or objects that appear closest to you.

Form

The shape and structure of something.

Formica

A brand name for a material made of different plastics. Formica was popular in the 1960s and it was often used to cover surfaces in kitchens and bedrooms, such as countertops or furniture.

Fossil

A remain or impression left by plants and animals that has been preserved in rock or stone. Fossils are formed over thousands of years as the original organic material is replaced with minerals.

Found object

Manmade or natural objects that have been found by an artist and included in a work of art. More info

Foundry

A factory where metals are cast and made into objects. Metals are melted into liquid then poured into a mold. The metal becomes solid again as it cools, taking the shape of the mold. When the metal has become cold and hard, the mold is removed to produce an object.

Foundry

A foundry is a factory that produces objects cast in metal.

Framing

Framing is creating a boundary around an image. In photography and film, framing is a technique used to focus on the subject. For example, framing is when you use a camera and decide what you see in the picture.

Fugue

A type of musical composition in which a short melody is played or sung by two or more overlapping instruments or voices.