2D Art Vocabulary Flashcards

Art
Terms Definitions
antiguo
old
oscuro
dark
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f
la figura
figure
Contrade
neighborhood, area
argile
clay (f.)
Environmental Art
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warm
red orang yellow
el fondo
the background
La Grande Odalisque
Ingres
Chroma
Intensity of a color
Post and beam construction
stonhedge
Abbey church
associated with monastery
Carroscurro
Shading Technique, rendering form.
Hellenistic
Greek sculpture became more naturalistic, more illusionistic, and more human in this period
Pont du Gard, Nimes
40-60 CE
Invented Texture
An invented, nonrepresentational patterning that may derive from actual texture but does not imitate it. Invented texture may be highly stylized.
Matthew Barney
Artist of Cremaster movies
Terence
195-159 BCE
comic playwright, all 6 plays still exist
Johann Guttenburg
who invented the printing press?
whole-to-part
sketching light lines, comparing the sizes of shapes, observe and add features, and add details and textures.
composition
the assembly or construction of elements, is the artful arrangement that guides the viewer's ete and unifies your work
applaud
to praise and approve by clapping
Rasa
The "aesthetic experienced" is not about the work of art or the artist, but the viewer.
ex: the taste of wine depends on the taster, not the maker
priniciple of art concerned with difference or contrast
variety
arabesque designs
designs that feature patterns of intertwined lines and shapes.
contemporary artist looked at for effective use of shape
kara walker
neutral color
the combination of two complementary colors
assemblage
process of assembling objects in ways that radically change the way we see familiar things
"Starry Night"
a post impressionism art, this painting is an almost abstract pattern of expressive lines, shape, and color
Theatrical / Interventionalist
Two types of Performance Art
balance
the harmony of design elementes and proportion
Kaprow, 18 Happenings in Six Parts, 1959
technique for creating a focal point by using differences in elements
contrast
Overglaze
a clear, shiny coating made up of silica (glass).
Complementary
Colors that are across from each other on the color wheel (blue and orange, red and green, etc.)
radial balance
a composition in which all visual elements are balanced around and radiate from a central point.
FLYING BUTTRESSES
serves to transmit the lateral forces pushing a wall outwards
ocher
dark yellow that comes from iron oxide in some clays
value
the degree of lightness or darkness of a color or tone
this process in responding to art work refers to the subject matter of the artwork.
describe
art criticism
the explanation of current art events to the general puplic via the press
illusion of form
add value, add light source, use contour lines, perspective
Implied Depth
almost any mark on a picture plane begins to give illusion of 3D depth
Using the Lost Wax casting process, the work is transferred from a ____ original to a ______ final sculpture.
Clay and bronze
Pictorial Space
In the graphic arts, the illusion of space. It may be relatively flat or two-dimensional, illusionistically three-dimensional, or ambiguous space.
Creativity
Solving a problem in a way that is original and unique
free-standing
a kind of sculpture that is meant to be viewed from all sides
the influence of the Impressionist
The large canvas La Desserte showed:
Willing Suspension of Disbelief
The permission we give ourselves to enroll in the artificial constructs of a play, a film, or a television program for example, and believe the story, the sets and the actors to be real. In doing this we give permission as well, to the actors, to take control of our reality.
culture, purpose, and whims
In African art, name three things on which the style of an object depends
Double split complementary
4 colors 2 colors on each side of 2 complements
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