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AP Art History Vocab

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1. Female figure used as structural column

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

3. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

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

5. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

7. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

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

10. Site for baptism but separate from a church

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

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

13. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

14. Associated with E.Catholic Church

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

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

17. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

18. Mythological battles among greek heroes

19. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

22. Bell tower separate from the main church building

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

24. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting

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

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

27. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

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

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

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

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

32. Symbol of death -usually a skull

33. Alomd shaped glory surrounding christ figure on tympanum.

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

35. 'Fear of empty space' meaning total covering of space with pattern. Popular in ISlamic and Hiberno Saxon art

36. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

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

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

39. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre

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

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

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

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

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

45. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

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

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

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

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

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