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AP Art History Vocab

Subjects : fine-arts, ap, history
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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