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AP Art History Vocab

Subjects : fine-arts, ap, history
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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