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AP Art History Vocab

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

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

13. Central section of a mosaic

14. Bell tower separate from the main church building

15. Swelling of shaft to adjust for optical allusion

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

17. A panel located above or behind the altar. Has a predella which is a shelf like base

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

19. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

20. Composition made by combing various materials

21. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

22. 20th century modernist movement that focused on artists personal vision and its emotional impact

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

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

25. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

27. Painting on plaster

28. Symbol of death -usually a skull

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

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

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

32. Having to do with Charlamagne

33. The Italian word for a drawing

34. Alomd shaped glory surrounding christ figure on tympanum.

35. Row of vase shape columns with a railing on top - a decorative fence

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

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

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

39. Greek monster with head and body of a lion - trail of a serpant/dragon - and 2nd head of a goat from the butt

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

41. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

42. Area of a church rising above other parts. Along the nave in churches and right below the ceiling

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

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

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

46. Feminist college by Miriam Schaprio. Assembled fabrics associated with women - and using techniques often used by women.

47. Side posts of a doorway

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

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

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