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AP Art History Vocab

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

2. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

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

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

6. Symbol of death -usually a skull

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. Bell tower separate from the main church building

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

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

21. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

22. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

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

24. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

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

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

29. Painting on plaster

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

31. Site for baptism but separate from a church

32. Female figure used as structural column

33. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting

34. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

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

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

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

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

40. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

41. Having to do with Charlamagne

42. 20th century modernist movement that focused on artists personal vision and its emotional impact

43. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

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

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

46. Central section of a mosaic

47. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue

48. Mythological battles among greek heroes

49. The Italian word for a drawing

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