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Praxis 2 Art

Subjects : praxis, fine-arts
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1. A painting medium in which pigment is mixed with water - soluble glutinous materials such as size or egg yolk. Also called poster color - poster paint.

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

3. A measurement of film's sensitivity to light.

4. Robert Smithson

5. Mies Van der Rohe (and Lilly Reich)

6. What type of structure is the Taj Mahal?

7. (mid 1800s) As a reactionagainst the mass - produced goods of the Industrial Revolution

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

9. White coating made of substances such as chalk - plaster - and size that is spread over a surface to make it more receptive to paint

10. Among the more prominent characteristics of his work are his use of chiaroscuro - the theatrical employment of light and shadow derived from Caravaggio

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13. Which tribe created the Great Serpent Mound?

14. His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man

15. An opaque watercolor prepared with gum

16. What area was characterized by these words - Heroic - Turbulent - and poetic?

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

18. 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.

19. Rene Magritte

20. Yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

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

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

23. The first sketch of a picture or model of a statue.

24. Any forcefulness that gives importance or dominance (weight) to some feature or features of an artwork

25. Woven wall hangings.

26. 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.

27. Paint thinner and brush cleaner

28. Produced by mixing a primary and secondary color ex. blue - green - red violet

29. Bright - round - flat and filbert - can be cleaned with turpentine - ferrule - metal part of brush

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

31. What artists were influenced by Japanese prints?

32. Salome - Punishment of Tythus - Venus of Urbino

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. Italian term meaning smoke - describing a very delicate gradation of light and shade in the modeling of figures; often ascribed to Da Vinci's work.

35. Is used to stop paper from absorbing paint in water based painting

36. Line - shape - form - color - value - texture - and space

37. Made by Gustav Eiffel - Eiffel - marks the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. Liberty - iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States. French gave the US - statue of liberty

38. Liquid in which pigments are suspended to form paint

39. Continuous frieze

40. Symmetrical balance

41. In oil painting - the technique of brushing one layer of paint on top of another in a way that reveals some of the under color.

42. Came in response to Renaissance Art - ominous - otherworldly - and dark in subject. _________ art was heavily influenced by the Counter - reformation and thus more interested in dramatic scenes of saints and history paintings.Art from the Baroque per

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

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

45. Opposite of shade - is the mixture of a color with white - which increases lightness

46. An art and design principle concerned with the arrangement of one or more elements in a work of art so that they appear symmetrical (even) or asymmetrical (uneven) in design and proportion.

47. Is an optical device used - for example - in drawing or for entertainment. It is one of the inventions leading to photography.

48. Huge stones

49. The action of constructing rampparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows

50. Is the traditional size for fabric support on panels. It seals porous fabric and isolates it from ground or oil paints.