Art History Final Exam Vocabulary

Art History Final Exam Vocabulary - Disguised symbolism-...

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Disguised symbolism - something normally in context, but also has another meaning Erwin Panofsky- German art historian who studied Albrecht Durer Engraving- A process of incising an image on to a hard surface such as wood, stone, or copper plate Burin- Metal instrument with a sharp point used to incise designs on pottery or metal plates Hatching- Close parallel lines used in drawings and prints to create the effect of shading on 3D forms Crosshatching- An artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing (or painting or scribing) closely spaced parallel lines. Humanism- Philosophy and the spirit of learning Chiaroscuro- “light-dark” in Italian; the subtle gradation of light and shadow to create the effect of 3D Memento Mori- Symbol to remind people of their mortality Medici- Major patrons of the art during the Renaissance; symbol: oranges Contrapposto pose- Stance of the human body in which the weight is placed on one leg, while the other is relaxed, and there is a shift at the waist
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