What is Art Flashcards

Art
Terms Definitions
Feo
ugly
traditional
tradicional
hermoso
beautiful
la figura
figure
divertir
to entertain
el retrato
portrait
evolved
developed; changed
el/la escultor(a)
sculptor
Claude Monet
"Waterloo Bridge"
Rauschenberg, Bed (1955)
Neo-Dada
Proto-Pop
rhyton
ceremonial drinking horn.
se despreciaba
was scorned
black light
absence of light
Trompe-l'oeil
"foot-the-eye" depictions of handwritten notes and lettered signs
positive shape
objects/ person (figure)
interior design
selects and organizes
Pfaff
"Rock, Paper, Scissors" 1980 installation piece (set up is performance); random collage in room
Kahlo
Mexican Modernism
The Two Fridas
Mansart and LeBrun
Hall of Mirrors(Baroque)
Inquisition
a Church court established specifically to deal with heretics
juan padilla
let us leave now
location? period?
DIONYSIS AT PARTHENON
Athens
High Classical
minotaur
(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man
Fred Wilson
Mining the Museum (Indian statues)
Graphic Design
creating visual communications with two-dimensional media and images.
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso, 1907
Barbara Kruger
Social commentary with traditional advertising.
movement
elements going towards the focal point
zig-zag, curvy, straight, thin, thick, dotted are all this type of element
line
He attacked classical economics in such writings as Munera Pulveris and Unto This Last, and he coined the term "pathetic fallacy" in one of his volumes of criticism. For 10 points, name this author of The Seven Lamps of Architecture and Modern P
Ruskin
Rhythm
the repetition of elements across a page
cuneiform
characters written on clay tablets by the Mesopotamians; a precursor to hieroglyphics
Value
degree of lightness or darkness given to an area by the amount of light reflected from it
obelisk
a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
Proportion
refers to size relationships of parts to each other and to the whole.
Ceramics-
ancient crafting method in which items are made from clay:
perpendicular
lines that meet and form right angles
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
prism
A transparent solid usually made of glass with triangular ends, used for separating white light passed through it into a spectrum.
Burin
 
Engraving tool with metal plates or carve stone with a knob-like wooden handle and metal shaft that had a sharpely beveled point (has one size bu several possible shapes) that cuts V-shaped grooves into a metal.
 
Composition
The organization of the elements of the design into a unified whole
Monochromatic
Having a color scheme based on shades of black and white or on values of a single hue
relief print
Raised image is printed, whites are carved away, ink is transferred to paper by means of pressure; woodcut, linoleum, potatoes.
symmetrical balance
opposite sides of an artwork are balanced by matching elements
Low definition shapes including ______ ________ _______s and ________ can increase the _________ of the design and ________ complexity
soft edged shape
transparency
complexity
encourage
Shakyamuni
Sage of the Shaka clan, another name for the historical Buddha
slip
clay that is mixed with water that's used as a glue for pottery
landscape
a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
Vulture Wall Paintings
Neolithic Era (settled) 6,000BCE Catal Huyuk
Proof
First print taken to see if additional carving is needed
A system that processes words and images directly as numbers and digits.
Digital System
The Start of the RAce of the Riderless Horses took place in the city of _____________.
Rome
upper paleolithic
period ending with the retreat of the glaciers
Secondary Colors
the second set of colors. colors made by mixing two of the first set of colors
Lightest to darkest
What order are colors printed using reduction print?
Geometric shapes
shapes that are usually man made in which one has to use a ruler, compass, or protracter to creat. Examples include: squares, circles, and triangles
On the top left-hand corner of this painting, a figure uses a staff decorated with two fighting dragons to banish some wispy clouds.
(La) Primavera
philosophy of art
the study of art that involves asking and answering all kinds of questions about art, how people respond to it, and how it relates to our lives.
Barbara Hepworth: Two Figures (menhirs)- meaning a pre-historic stone
non objective style, makes no reference to nature or reality.
-No recognizable objects
-No subject matter
-does not relate to nature or reality
Christo and Jeanne-Cleaude
site specific work and all work was temporary
The color schemes and flat patterns illustrated in Amrita Sher-Gil's The Swing were directly influenced by the Post-Impressionism of Paul Gauguin and:
the ancient caves at Ajanta
paul gauguin's main style was
the beginning of modern art and used linear patterns
how do the principles of art work with the elements?
the principles of art tell the elements what to do.
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