vocab_exam1

vocab_exam1 - post and lintel - a structure consisting of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
post and lintel - a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel). totem – an object, usually an animal or plant (or all animals or plants of that species), that is revered by members of a particular social group because of a mystical or ritual relationship that exists with that group. The totem‹or rather, the spirit it embodies‹represents the bond of unity within a tribe, a clan, or some similar group. Generally, the members of the group believe that they are descended from a totem ancestor, or that they and the totem are "brothers." Cro-magnon – an Upper Paleolithic population of humans, regarded as the prototype of modern Homo sapiens in Europe. Skeletal remains found in an Aurignacian cave in southern France indicate that the Cro-Magnon had long heads, broad faces, and sunken eyes, and reached a height of approximately 5 ft. 9 in. (175 cm). modeling – in painting, the process of creating the illusion of three-dimensionality on a two-dimensional surface by use of light and shade. In sculpture, the process of molding a three-dimensional form out of a malleable substance. relief sculpture – a sculpted image or design whose flat background surface is carved away to a certain depth to set off the figure. Called high or low (bas) depending on the extent of projection of the image from the background. Called sunken relief when the image is modeled below the original surface of the background, which is not cut away. sculpture in the round – three-dimensional sculpture that is carved free of any attaching background or block. abstraction
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ART 151 taught by Professor Verkerk during the Fall '06 term at UNC.

Page1 / 3

vocab_exam1 - post and lintel - a structure consisting of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online