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AP Art History Vocab

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

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

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

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

5. Engraving in which image is cut into the plate NOT with a burin - but a steel pencil like tool .

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

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

8. Bell tower separate from the main church building

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

10. Site for baptism but separate from a church

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

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

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

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

15. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

16. The Italian word for a drawing

17. Having to do with Charlamagne

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

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

20. Painting on plaster

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

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

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

24. Concentric bands on arch of church

25. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

26. Rule applied to proportion

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

28. Associated with E.Catholic Church

29. Side posts of a doorway

30. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

31. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. 3 first letters in Greek spelling of Christ

40. Symbol of death -usually a skull

41. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

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

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

44. Art movement that focused on idealistic - utopian and geometric forms

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

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

47. Central section of a mosaic

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

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

50. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting