ART 110 — Exam 2 Study Guide anastasis − a rising from the dead, usually that of Christ; Greek for "resurrection". buttress − a projecting structure of masonry or wood for supporting or giving stability to a wall or building. catacomb − a subterranean cemetery of galleries with recesses for tombs, first used by Christians. clerestory − an outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and contains windows. diptych − a picture (or series of pictures) painted or carved on two hinged tablets. ewer − a vase-shaped pitcher or jug. fresco − the process of painting on moist plaster with pigmented water; a painting created this way. gisant − a sculpture of a person on the top of his or her own coffin or tomb. grisaille − the decoration in tones of a single color (especially gray) to create a three-dimensional effect. homunculus − a depiction of a man-child; often, the adult head of Christ on the body of a small child. horror vacui − the fear of leaving empty space within a painting. icthus
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