Arthistory terms

Arthistory terms - Iconography- Identifying and studying...

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Unformatted text preview: Iconography- Identifying and studying the subject matter and conventional motifs or symbols in works of art. Formal Analysis- An exploration of the visual character that artists bring to their works through the expressive use of elements such as line, form , color, and lights and through its overall structure or composition. Composition- The overall arrangement, organizing design, or structure of a work of art. 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. Foreshortening- The illusion created on a flat surface in which figures and objects appear to recede or project sharply into space. Still life- A type of painting that has as its subject inanimate objects ( such as food, dishes, fruit, flowers) Dendrochronology- The dating wood based on the patterns of the growth rings....
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