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CSET Fine Arts

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1. Capacity to think in images and pictures - to visualize accurately and abstractly

2. Early middle ages 12th centuryish - France - Italy - German but influenced by roman art - spurred from economic and political stability in Europe - more money to put into churches and needed elaborate architecture and paintings to draw people into th

3. An arrangement or combining of the parts of the work of art to form a unified and harmonious whole.

4. Color: what the eye sees when light is reflected off an object. Contrast: a dissimilarity revealed by contrast (i.e. - light and dark).

5. 600 BC - Wool 'panel' paintings made of wax and tempra - still life and figures - achitecture/sculpture paintings - wall and sculpture paintings characterized by being 'polychromatic' with many vibrant colors..lifelike - illusion of depth

6. Mid 19th century (like lavish baroque) spurn from peoples reactions to industrial revolution - sought to inspire emotional response and included lots of images from nature (reminiscent of time before harm of industrial rev.)

7. 300 AD - 14th century - Religious in nature - although solid - static - few colors - usually single person - looking straight out w/ no interaction among people - Colorful but unlifelike figures that stand for religious ideas rather than flesh and bl

8. 1920s Vincent Van Gogh seeks to convey inner experience by distorting rather than directly representing natural images - subjective

9. Also involved calligraphy (like Islamic art) and made on paper and silk by use of brush dipped in black or colored ink - include figures and later - landscape - stress representing inner harmony - balance - and nature - expressive use of line

10. A statement of mind or emotion.

11. Also religious - (also middle ages - to end of 15th century) modeled - realistic - life - like - active - emotional - and interactive among themselves. Artists attempted to paint their figures occupying space and in some cases seemed to recede into t

12. Ability to think conceptually and abstractly - and capacity to discern logical or numerical patterns

13. Ability to control one's body movements and to handle objects skillfully

14. A way of portraying three dimensions on a flat - two - dimensional surface by suggesting depth or distance.

15. Composition - movement - unity and balance - color and light/dark contrast and mood.

16. 1920's and 1930's - Geometric shapes - smooth lines and streamlined forms - characterize it.

17. 20000 B.C - Cave paintings limited colors - yellow - red - brown - black - and white - usually found etched on cave walls - animals - simple figures - symbols - or on sculptures - creatures - stone/rock art in Africa and Australia suggest art that wa

18. The principle of art that leads the viewer to sense action in a work - or it can be the path the viewer's eye follows through the work.

19. The point in a drawing or painting at which parallel lines appears to converge in the distance (the lines meet in infinity).

20. Capacity to be self - aware and in tune with inner feelings - values - beliefs and thinking processes

21. A movement in modern art that emphasized geometrical depiction of natural forms. Pablo Picasso was a leading artist.

22. 1890's -1910 - By long flowing lines that twisted in a snake - like fashion. It was used mainly for interior decoration and in the design of glassware and jewelry. THINK POSTERS

23. Ability to recognize and categorize plants - animals and other objects in nature

24. A principle of art concerned with arranging the element so that no one part of the work overpowers or seems heavier than any other part - does one single person or symbol dominate the scene?

25. Undistorted by personal bias - capture subject objectively w/o too much emotion (move against romanticism)

26. Ability to produce and appreciate rhythm - pitch and timber

27. Drawing an object so that the parts appear to diminish as they recede into the distance - (Mantegna used his knowledge of perspective for dramatic impact. He places the vanishing point below the picture so that everything is seen from below - oddly f

28. Emphasis on light and movement - not so stringent on portraying reality but focused on color/brush strokes itself (move away from realism) think - claude monet

29. Basic artistic literacy - using elements unique to arts to learn to understand and create meaning

30. Known for art nouveau

31. 19th century (1850) painter - pivotal figure in move from realism to impressionism - believed that the painting should not tell a story - to appreciate the picture itself

32. Known for art nouveau but more for stained glass decorative works

33. Well - developed verbal skills and sensitivity to the sounds - meanings and rhythms of words

34. Mostly calligraphy - patterns - geometric patterns rare images of people and animals as it was considered a sin to recreate (try to mimic God's work) E.g. Oriental rugs - figures came in form of miniatures and usually from Persian non - secular art -

35. Characteristic of Gothic and romanesque architecture - used to support/prop up a thin wall - created because cathedrals had stain glass window walls and not enough support for stone roofs

36. Seeks to re - create the artist's general impression of a scene. It is characterized by indistinct brush strokes of different colors - which the eye blends at a distance

37. 1920's postwar. Aimed at expressing imaginative dreams and visions free from conscious rational control. Salvador Dali painted many landscapes

38. Students understand time - place - and context of artwork

39. Linguistic - visual - spatial - logical - mathmatical - musical - intrapersonal - interpersonal - bodily - kinesthetic - naturalist

40. (social) capacity to detect and respond appropriately to the moods - motivations and desires of others.

41. The arrangement of elements and principles of art to create a feeling of completeness or wholeness.

42. Early forms were wall paintings on plaster - fresco wall paintings like greeks

43. Students practice creating or performing works of art

44. To satisfy our desire for form and at the same time - remind us of something we consider valuable.

45. 5000 BC - Believed to transport things of this world to the next (afterlife) - frescoes on walls of tombs

46. Artistic Perception - Creative Expression - Historical and cultural context - aesthetic valuing

47. Influenced by Chinese - also on silk or paper - pictorial scrolls that depict characters in active motion depicted in rapidly executed brush strokes and thing but vibrant colors

48. Act of assessing and pursuing the meaning of works. process of making informed judgements