Chapter 13 The Art of the Ancients

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Chapter 13 The Art of the Ancients First : read and focus Read Chapter 13, The Art of the Ancients We begin the chronological historical survey of art history through civilizations and periods. Focus on the principal movements in art and their unique characteristics. Second : review and extra help Visit these sites for Chapter 13. They were recommended by your book Understanding Art. The Art History Research Center at http://art-history.concordia.ca/AHRC/ and http://art.wadsworth.com/fichner7/ Third : vocabulary and terminology Vocabulary and terminology from Chapter 13 to know for the final test. Paleolithic o The later years of the old (Paleolithic) stone age Mesolithic o Middle Stone Age Neolithic o New stone age Naturalism o Art that strives to imitate nature rather than express intellectual theory Foreshortening o Diminishing the size of the parts of an object that are represented as farthest from the viewer. Specifically, rendering parts of an object as receding from the viewer at angles oblique to the picture plane so that they appear proportionately shorter than parts of the object that are parallel to the picture plane Venus Megalith o A huge stone, especially as used in prehistoric construction Cuneiform o Wedge shaped; descriptive of the characters used in ancient akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian alphabets Ziggurat o A temple tower in the form of a terraced pyramid, built by ancient Assyrians and Babylonians Temple
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o A structure reserved for religious and spiritual activities Stele o An engraved stone slab or pillar that serves as a grave maker Conceptual o Portrayed as a person or object is known or thought to be; not copied from nature at any given moment. Conceptual figures tend to e stylized rather than realistic Incise o To cut into with a sharp tool Cosmetic palette o A palette for mixing cosmetics, such as eye makeup, with water Register o A horizontal segment of a structure or work of art Idealistic o The representation of forms according to a concept of perfection Ka figure o According to ancient Egyptian belief an image of a body in which the soul would dwell after death Canon of proportions o A set of rules governing the proportions of the human body as they are to be rendered by artist Living rock o Natural rock formations, as on a mountainside Portico o The entrance facade of a Greek temple, adapted for use with other buildings and consisting of a colonnade, entablature, and pediment Mortuary temple o An Egyptian temple of the new kingdom in which the pharaoh worshiped and was worshiped after death Colonnade o A series of columns placed side by side to support a roof or a series of arches Pre-Hellenic o Of ancient Greece before the eighth century BCE
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Fourth : works of art Works of art from Chapter 13 to know for the final test. page 275 at figure 13-1, page 275 at figure 13-2, page 276 at figure 13-3,
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