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AP Art History Vocab

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

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

3. 20th century modernist movement that focused on artists personal vision and its emotional impact

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

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

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

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

8. Painting technique using pigments ground in water

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

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

11. Pointed tool for incising an engraving plate

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

13. Alomd shaped glory surrounding christ figure on tympanum.

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

15. Black cube symbolizing the center of Islam in Mecca

16. Space opens to sky in an ancient Roman house

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

18. Lost wax method of making a bronze statue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. Central section of a mosaic

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

33. Bell tower separate from the main church building

34. The Italian word for a drawing

35. Side posts of a doorway

36. Having to do with Charlamagne

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

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

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

40. Painting applied with thick - heavy surfaces

41. Concentric bands on arch of church

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

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

44. Painting on plaster

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

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

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

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

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

50. Rule applied to proportion