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AP Art History Vocab

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1. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

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

3. Swelling of shaft to adjust for optical allusion

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

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

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

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

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

9. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre

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

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

12. Rule applied to proportion

13. Central section of a mosaic

14. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26. Site for baptism but separate from a church

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

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

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

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

31. Side posts of a doorway

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

33. Bell tower separate from the main church building

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

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

36. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

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

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

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

40. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

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

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

45. Associated with E.Catholic Church

46. Concentric bands on arch of church

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

48. Having to do with Charlamagne

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

50. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue