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Praxis Introduction To Fine Arts

Subjects : praxis, fine-arts
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1. 1.) Black figure has details etched in - while details on Red figure vessels are mostly painted on. 2.) Whether for the background or whole figures - the red you see is the color of the clay on Archaic Greek Vessels.

2. 1.) Stone sculpture was reserved mainly for architectural adornment. 2.) These massive churches reflect a militiant and triumphant church.3.) The tendency in the north was for stone rather than wooden ceilings. 4.) Originates from Roman Law Court.

3. 1.) Suggest the illusion of distance. 2.) Convey mood 3.) Suggest emotion

4. The practice of adhering to the accepted traditional and established religious - in this case christian - faith.

5. Stone or brickwork - a structural architectural feature at which the Romans excelled.

6. One of the Greek architectural decorative and elevational conventions and systems or proportion - characterized by columns employing an elaborate leaf motif in the capital.

7. Preservation of the souls or Ka in the afterlife.

8. Style of medieval music in which a second melodic line was added to plainchant.

9. It is often symbolic rather than representational and paintings are usually found in catacombs.

10. He was responsible for initiating the building project on the Athenian acropolis after seizing funds of the Delian League.

11. Art is created by people who want to express themselves.

12. One of the architects who designed the Parthenon.

13. 'The Teaching' the old Testament books of Genesis - Exodus - Leviticus - Numbers - and Deuteronomy - which include Statements of Jewish doctrine - Practice - Religion - and Morals.

14. 1.) Linear perspective 2.) Shadow3.) Overlapping 4.) Color tone

15. A muslim's sacred pilgrimage to Mecca.

16. Aspects of culture that focus on the human spirit

17. Form of plainchant in which each syllable is spread out over several notes.

18. A & ABA

19. He is responsible for the legalization of Christianity.

20. 1.) Law Code 2.) Epicb 3.) Scale Hierarchy

21. 1.) Focus on message at the expense of sensuous.2.) Idealized or 'classicized' beauty and focus on individualism and idealism of form.

22. Not a component of color.

23. A style of art relying on the fundamentals of simplicity - clarity or structure - and appeal to the intellect.

24. A large niche or niche - like space projecting from and expanding the interior space of a building.

25. A riddle composed of symbols suggesting the sounds they represent.

26. Sentimental - 'quiet' - and often psychologically inward looking - the primary focus is on beauty rather than perfection of form.

27. 1.) For a brief time Egyptian art became curvilinear and informal rather than rigid and timeless.2.) The pantheon of Egyptian Gods was temporarily broken and new monotheistic faith was created.3.) The prominence of the Egyptian queen.4.) The singular

28. Judging a work within the context of its culture or time.

29. 1.) Individual city states often had a local God.2.) A hierarchy of Gods existed within Mesopotamian religion.

30. A term in Roman times referred to building functions - usually a law court - it was later used by Christians to refer to Church buildings and to a specific form of Church buildings.

31. 'The Roman Peace' was a 200- year span of stability during the Roman Empire - beginning with the Emperor Augustus.

32. St. Augustine's philosophy of art suggest that art...

33. 1.) The gospel of St. Matthew includes a lengthy genealogy of Jesus Christ.2.) They tell us little about Jesus' youth or education. 3.) Help to establish a birth date for Jesus around the year 4 BCE.4.) Maintain that on the third day Jesus rose from

34. The principal enclosed room of a Roman temple.

35. Columns - often decorative - that are part of - and project from - a wall surface.

36. A row of windows in the upper part of a wall.

37. 1.) Suggest an interest in survival and the success of the hunt.2.) Demonstrate an advanced understanding of suggested 3- D form.3.) Belong to the Paleolithic period.

38. Examining the work itself without dealing with external factors.

39. 1.) Belong to the Paleolithic or Neolithic periods. 2.) Are among the first known representational works of art.3.) Were created to ensure survival - abundance - and fertility.4.) Exist as symbols or abstractions of larger ideas.

40. An artistic style of depicting sacred persons or offices: it means 'holy' or 'sacred' and its treatment of the proportions of the human body is elongated as opposed to naturalistic.

41. Refers to a system of weight distribution and was demonstrated with the Doryphorus.

42. The religious traditions and ethnical system of the Jewish people: a group of beliefs and practices springing from a common identity - genealogy - and history. A cultural ethos as well as spiritual practice.

43. Virtuosity of the sculpture is on display - often characterized by highly emotionally charged representation.

44. An approach to art characterized by individuality - virtuosity - and emotion

45. 1.) An alliance of Greek city - states against outside (non - Greek) threats.2.) It was lead by the Athenians.3.) Established after the defeat of the Persians.

46. The moment of maximum dramatic tensions within a theatrical performance or narrative.

47. Oldest written text originates from the first united Monarchy in the 10th century BCE. 2.) Was not canonized until after the first Jewish revolt in the 1st century. 3.) Included the New Testament.

48. One of the Greek architectural decorative and elevational conventions and systems of proportion - characterized by columns with scroll - like capitals and circular bases.

49. This type of warrior belongs to the classical period.

50. The system of writing developed first by the Sumerians.