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Praxis 2 Art

Subjects : praxis, fine-arts
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1. The art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk - cotton - gold - silver - or other material - upon any woven fabric - leather - paper - etc. - with a needle.

2. The least decorated of the three types of Greek columns - are 'sturdier' than Ionic - they're thicker and shorter.

3. To mount a white and black photo - use...

4. A British portrait and landscape painter.Works: The Blue Boy

5. Sturdier then earthenware - stoneware is waterproof even without being glazed.

6. Example of baroque architecture

7. AP on an art product means what

8. An image produced from a photographic negative transferred to a metal plate and etched in.

9. To loosen clay and circulate the moisture throughout. To remove the air

10. Rocks - pebbles etc - 'a hole can it self have as much shape meaning as a solid mass. The first hole made through a piece of stone is a revelation. The hole connects one side to the other - making it immediately more three - dimensional. A hole can i

11. What do you mix with acrylic paint to make glaze?

12. A large earth mound found on the Ohio river would be form what culture?

13. Seen as meditative art. The use of ONE COLOR

14. The distance between the nearest and furthest objects in a photograph that are considered to be acceptably sharp.

15. The Four Horsemen of the Acoplycolase - The Knight - The Death and the devil - Melencholia - St. Jerome

16. To make a quick sketch

17. Is a process similar to kneading dough - it loosens the clay circulating its moisture throughout.

18. Is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions.

19. A type of modern sculpture consisting of combining multiple objects or forms - often 'found' objects.

20. Cyan - Magenta - Yellow - Key (blacK). This ystem is used for printing. For mixing of pigments - it is better to use the secondary colours - since they mix subtractively instead of additively.

21. A wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

22. Gouge and chisel

23. Rothko - Warhol and Litchenstein

24. Having the heads of all figures on approximately the same level.

25. Polystyrene -Polyurethane

26. A method of painting - which uses pigments melted with wax and fixed or fused to the painting surface with heat.

27. Early Greece statues had what characteristics?

28. Eli Jacob - Jack Markow and James Turnbull - Diego Rivera - Stuart Davis Thomas Benton

29. 3X 5300 pixels

30. Controls the duration of an exposure - the faster the Shutter speed - the shorter the exposure time.

31. Product that extends the drying time - and paint.

32. What kind of harmful stubstance does Printmaking Plastalina have?

33. Used her life experiences into her artwork - including her marriage - her miscarriages - and her numerous operations - works often are characterized by their stark portrayals of pain - combined elements of the classic religious Mexican tradition with

34. Emphasis - contrast - balance - harmony - rhythm - proportion - unity - and variety

35. The laying of paint thickly

36. When using a hand saw what safety should you use?

37. Conceptual artist known for incorporating text into her work

38. Method of dyeing fabric by covering certain sections with wax

39. One of the small pieces used in mosaic work.

40. Appropriation art borrows common images from advertising - the mass media and elsewhere - places them in new contexts Example: Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Cans

41. Painter and printmaker of Romantism.Held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity - and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. Works: The Song of Los - The Lovers Whirlwind - Ancient of Days

42. Pyramids found around Cancun would be whose?

43. Is a circle - shaped opening in a lens (a hole - really) through which light passes to strike the film. The size of the aperture is expressed as an f - number - like f/8 or f/11.

44. A skeletal framework built as a support on which a clay - wax - or plaster figure is constructed.

45. 4000 B.C. People used what type of architecture to build? Ex. Stonehenge

46. Head sculpture - use of metal and negative space

47. When the regular repetition of particular forms or elements occurs in a work of art - that work is said to have ______. It suggests motion.

48. Even heat distribution. super - durable - soakproof - cut resistant.

49. A form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color.

50. The appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer