ART 110 Notes- - ART 110 Exam 1 Study Guide adze aqueduct basilica caryatid contrapposto dentil doryphoros encaustic entasis frieze fluting fresco

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ART 110 — Exam 1 Study Guide adze a tool once used to create fluting on columns. aqueduct a channel or conduit for carrying water from a distant source, or an overground structure to carry water over valleys, rivers, etc. [pg 181]. basilica a long hall used for civic purposes [pg 184]. caryatid a draped female figure (as a column) supporting an entablature [pg 134]. contrapposto a sculptural technique in which one hip is lower than the other because a knee has been bent or a leg has been moved forward or backward; Italian word for "counterpoise" [pg 138]. dentil a small projecting rectangular (toothlike) block placed in a series to form the molding of the Corinthian cornice [pg 124-25]. doryphoros a spear bearer; a statue of a man holding a spear [pg 138]. encaustic a very durable medium for painting which uses pigments suspended in hot wax [pg 209]. entasis a slight convexity (swelling) especially in the shaft of a column [pg 127]. frieze a sculptured or richly ornamented band (as on a building or piece of furniture). fluting a series of rounded grooves, specifically vertical ones on a classical architectural column [pg 125]. fresco
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course ART 110 taught by Professor Harry during the Fall '03 term at Luzerne County Community College.

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