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AP Art History Vocab

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

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

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

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

5. 3 first letters in Greek spelling of Christ

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

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

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

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

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

11. Early photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre

12. Concentric bands on arch of church

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

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

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

16. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

17. Having to do with Charlamagne

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

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

20. Central section of a mosaic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. Site for baptism but separate from a church

32. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

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

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

36. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

39. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

40. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue

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

42. Associated with E.Catholic Church

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

44. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

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

47. Symbol of death -usually a skull

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

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

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