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AP Art History Vocab

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1. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

2. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

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

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

5. Mythological battles among greek heroes

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

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

8. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

10. Swelling of shaft to adjust for optical allusion

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

12. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

13. Concentric bands on arch of church

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

15. Central section of a mosaic

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

17. Site for baptism but separate from a church

18. The Italian word for a drawing

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

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

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

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

23. Side posts of a doorway

24. Composition made by combing various materials

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

26. Female figure used as structural column

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

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

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

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

31. Bell tower separate from the main church building

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

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

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

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

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

37. Symbol of death -usually a skull

38. Rule applied to proportion

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

40. Associated with E.Catholic Church

41. 3 first letters in Greek spelling of Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. Referring to medieval art of British Isles