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AP Art History Vocab

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

2. Composition made by combing various materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Side posts of a doorway

11. Mythological battles among greek heroes

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

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

14. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

16. Site for baptism but separate from a church

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

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

19. Using simple geometric figures rather than gestures

20. Alomd shaped glory surrounding christ figure on tympanum.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. Rule applied to proportion

31. The Italian word for a drawing

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

33. Bell tower separate from the main church building

34. Referring to medieval art of British Isles

35. Having to do with Charlamagne

36. Full sized preliminary sketch for a painting

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

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

39. Right angle intersection of two barrel vaults

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

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

42. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

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

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

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

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

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

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

49. 20th century modernist movement that focused on artists personal vision and its emotional impact

50. Painting on plaster