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AP Art History Vocab

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

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

3. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

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

6. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

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

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

9. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting

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

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

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

13. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

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

15. Mythological battles among greek heroes

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. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre

18. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

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

22. Side posts of a doorway

23. Having to do with Charlamagne

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

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

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

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

28. Female figure used as structural column

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

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

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

32. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue

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

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

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

43. Concentric bands on arch of church

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

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

47. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

48. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

49. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

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