Test Concepts and Art 2 Flashcards

Art
Terms Definitions
joan miro
composition
edward hopper
nighthawks
Kanoinsky
improvisation 28
max beckmann
departure
marcel duchamp
L.H.O.O.Q.
leon golub
mercenaries
grant wood
american gothic
max ernst
the horde
andrew wyeth
christina's world
guerilla girls
guerilla girls
robert smithson
spiral jetty
nadin ospina
columbia land
alfred stieglitz
the steerage
norman rockwell
freedom from want
Chagall
I and the Village
daniel libelkind
denver art museum
chris
the holy virgin mary
maya lin
vietnam veterans memorial
adolphe-william bouguereau
nymphs and satyr
paul cezzane
basket of apples
paul delacroix
the break of day
gind severini
armed train in action
diego rivera
controller of the universe
cindy sherman
untitled film, still #21
sublime
any cathartic experience from catastrophic to the intellectual that causes the viewer to marvel in awe, wonder, and passion
paul gauguin
sacred spring: sweet dreams
camille pissaro
wooded landscape at l'hermitage
mondrain
composition with yellow, red, and blue
theosophy
the occult philosophical teachings of helana blavatsky whose mysticism had a great influence on many artists
vera mukchina
worker and collective farm woman
dante gabriel rossetti
la pia de tolome
vincent van gogh
japanaiserie: flowering plum tree
surrealism
a successor to dada, emphasized the bizarre world of the unconscious and dreams. naturalistic surrealists like salvador dali presented recognizable scenes transformed into a dream or nightmare image
dada
an art movement prompted by a revulsion against the horror of world war I. With humor and whimsy, and a disdain for convention, it challenged our fundamental assumptions concerning art and society
biomorphic art
organically inspired shapes and forms that were incorporated into abstract compositions
eric fischl
a visit to/a visit from/the island
abstract expressionism
the first major american avant-garde movement. the artists produced abstract paintings that expressed their state of mind and that they hoped would strike emotional chords in viewersf
rococo
french style of c. 1700 featuring lavish decoration
vortex
a swirling technique used by j.m.w. turner to pull the viewer into the middle of powerful natural forces
symbolism
a late 19th century movement based on the idea that the artist was not an imitator of nature but a creator who transformed the facts of nature into a symbol of the inner experience of that fact
new media art
AVANT-GARDE ARTISTS WHO EMBRACED NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO FIND FRESH AVENUES OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. AMONG THE MOST POPULAR NEW MEDIA ARE VIDEO RECORDING AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS
superrealism/photorealism
a school of painting and sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s that emphasized producing artworks based on scrupulous fidelity to optical fact
happenings
a term coined by american artist allan karprow in the 1960s to describe loosely structured performances, whose creators were trying to suggest the aesthetic and dynamic qualities of everyday life; as actions, rather than objects
james whistler
nocturne in black and gold, the falling rocket
arrangement in gray and black no. 1: whistler's mother, james whistler
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the blue riders
a group of expressionists who thought that color represented pure spiritual forces
feminist art
a school of art that followed the women's liberation movement of the 1960s
gestural abstraction
a kind of abstract painting in which the act of painting is seen as the subject of art
connoisseurship
a person with a passion to collect and understand art in all its subtleties and nuances
exemplum virtutis
a painting that tells a moral tale for the viewer
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