Vanitas Still Life: A still life containing objects which are symbolic of the transience of life, e.g. skulls, hour-glasses, etc.

Varnish: Generally, a more or less transparent film-forming liquid that dries into a solid film.

Veduta: Italian for "view".  An accurate representation of an urban landscape.

Vehicle: In art, a medium in which paints, gums, varnishes, etc. are dissolved and prepared for use.

Volume: The space that an object or figure fills in a drawing or painting.