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CSET Fine Arts

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

2. 1920's and 1930's - Geometric shapes - smooth lines and streamlined forms - characterize it.

3. 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

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. 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

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

7. 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

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

9. 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

10. 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.

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. 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

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

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

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

16. 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

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

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

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

20. 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 -

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

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

25. 5000 BC - Believed to transport things of this world to the next (afterlife) - frescoes on walls of tombs

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

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

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

29. 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

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

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

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

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

34. 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

35. Students practice creating or performing works of art

36. 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.)

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

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

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

40. 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?

41. A statement of mind or emotion.

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

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

44. 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

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

46. Known for art nouveau

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

48. 1920s Vincent Van Gogh seeks to convey inner experience by distorting rather than directly representing natural images - subjective