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AP Art History Vocab

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1. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

2. Mythological battles among greek heroes

3. Swelling of shaft to adjust for optical allusion

4. Exterior masonry support opposing the lateral thrust of a vault.

5. Art emphasizing derived character with visual reference to objects in nature.

6. Led by Matisse --> color is the most important element in a painting - and it is held together by intense line and pattern

7. American avant-garde movement of the 1960s that stressed the ideas of the artist rather than the final product

8. Canopy on Columns. Most often seen over an altar - st.Peters

9. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

10. First major american avant hard movement. Art expressed state of mind to evoke emotional response from the viewer

11. Northern American dolls of the Soutwest representing the powers and spirits living in mountains and water sources

12. Theory about nature of art - expression - and beauty.

13. Covered walkway outdoors in a cloister - or covered walkway indoors in a church following the apse.

14. Engraving on a metal plate covered in a protective wax. Incised parts are etched when surface is bathed in acid.

15. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

16. Abstract painting in which the gesture is seen as the subject of the painting

17. French elements in Italian art. Focused on lavish fabric - intricate ornamentation - and brilliant color.

18. Bell tower separate from the main church building

19. Public building used for assembly. Evolved from Greek and Roman Tempe. Foundation of axial plane: entrance at short end with apse at eastern end.

20. Concentric bands on arch of church

21. Early 20th cent movement of artists who advocated revolution against all forms of traditional values and styles.

22. Movement dominated by Naum Gabo. Building structures piece by piece rather than by modeling. Using volume of space and mass

23. Top of a columns shaft where it joints the lintel.

24. Late 19th cent movement attempting to capture fleeting moment of nature

25. Refrence to elevation in clouds and heaven - which includes angelic and historical figures

26. Elaborate - flowery - grandoise art and architecture. Associated with rococo design --> elegant furniture - ornamental mirrors - and extravagant detail.

27. Portion of church bordering the nave - but separated from nave by columns of piers

28. Distorted image that must be viewed in a special way or angle to be correctly perceived

29. Composition made by combing various materials

30. Name of an image that depicts an anthroned virgin mary and baby jesus

31. Grays and monochrome used to shade a painting. Most frequently in outer sides of altarpieces

32. Movement that defined industrial design as art. Used decorative patterns that were elongated and symmetrical. Ex: Chrysler Building

33. Rod in Greek mythology intertwined with serpents and magical powers. Most commonly associated with Hermes and medical symbolism

34. Side posts of a doorway

35. Torso pointing in one direction and shoulders - arm -s or legs in another with weight unevenly distributed.

36. Back to back columns with lions to indicated 4 directions

37. Art movement that captured the spirit of 1850s+. After WWII - associated with formalism.

38. Term used by Jean Dubuffet to describe art that is untaught and brutish

39. Art movement in response to nihilism and horror of WWI. Rejection of art and civilizations that produced it in favor of the absurd

40. Associated with E.Catholic Church

41. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting

42. LAte Renaissance movement in which mannerisms were used to evoke emotional expression

43. Alomd shaped glory surrounding christ figure on tympanum.

44. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

45. A sculptural medium made of ivory and gold. Known especially in the statue of Athena in the Parthenon

46. Plaster mixed with a binding material. Sometimes to prepare wood panels for altarpieces

47. Early 20th cent movement that rejected naturalistic deception of shapes and forms

48. Clothing of men and women in greece. Tunic-like

49. Space between triglyphs in a Dporic frieze carved with a relief figure

50. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre