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AP Art History Vocab

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1. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

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

3. Having to do with Charlamagne

4. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

5. The wine and wafer that symbolize the last supper - literally or figuratively

6. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

7. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

8. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre

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

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

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

12. American art movement of 1960s. Predominantly sculptural - with a focus in a reduction to homogeneous forms.

13. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue

14. Post-modernist art creating an environment in a room or gallery

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

16. Building material devised by ancient romans. Made of lime - volcanic sand - and gravel

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

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

19. Uses land as a medium. Great scale - simple form.

20. Medieval pages that are illuminated and decorative. Looks like cloth.

21. Semi-circular form at a short end of a basilica or eastern end of the nave

22. A greek chambre in the nave where a cult statue would stand. Most famous in the Parthenon

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

24. Concentric bands on arch of church

25. Female figure used as structural column

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

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

28. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

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

30. Pain mixed with hot wax - and applied to painting while still hot

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

32. Bell tower separate from the main church building

33. Painting on plaster

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

35. Late 19th cent movement that focused on synthesis of all arts in creation of natural forms that could be mass produced

36. 20th century modernist movement that focused on artists personal vision and its emotional impact

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

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

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

40. Composition made by combing various materials

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

42. Highest point in Greek city-state - specifically Athens.

43. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

44. Associated with E.Catholic Church

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

46. Modeling with light and dark in a drawing to create depth and volume

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

48. Side posts of a doorway

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

50. A hall with a roof supported by columns. popular in Egyptian architecture.