Living With Art - Test Flashcards

Art
Terms Definitions
concede
yield
Irrational
without reason
halos
signify holiness
Referential
in reference to...
incoherent
without logical connection
paper
Latin word papyrus
Docile
easily managed or handled
propound
to put forward consideration
Neolithic era
development of pottery
What is 3-D?
a Mass
Indispensable
absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite
Analogy
comparison of two unlike things
8 themes
sacred, iconoclasm, political, historical/narrative, documentary,human experience, natural/fantastic, referential
Beautiful writing is called __________.
calligraphy
papyrus
paperlike material developed in Egypt mad from plant stems
dry media
graphite, metalpoint, pastel, crayon, chalk
In 2-dimensional art, the relationship between the principal forms (the figure) and what we see as the background figure/ground suggest equal importance of the 2.
Figure/Ground Relationship
What is Iconography?
"Describing Images" Involves indentifying, describing, and interpreting subject matter in art.
Inherent
existing in something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
Rhetorical
used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect
fresco
pigment mixed water and applied to plaster support
Most common theme
those relevant to human life
optical effects of color1.2.
1.Simultaneous contrast- 2 complementay colors next to each other make each seem brighter(red is redder and green is greener)2. optical color mixture- small patches of color nextto each other blend visually in a way that we see different colors(Georges Seurat's pointilism technique)
A technique in which the entire painting is completed first in black and white. From the French word for "gray."
Grisaille
_____________ refers to the "purity" of a color
Intensity/chroma/stauration

(all 3 words mean the same thing)

high intensity=bright color

low intensity=a grayed version of the color
Who painted swirls to demonstrate movement?
Vincent Vangogh
Immaculate
free from fault or flaw; free from errors
If something is in a museum, does that ALONE make it great?
NO!
texture and pattern
1.
2.
3.
1. actual texture- tactile, we experience the texture by actually touching it

2. visual texture-our eyes associate a texture with markings in a painting or work of art

3. pattern- any decorative, repitive motif or design
What is Broken Color?
Impressionistic technique where a color area is created from small strokes of colors that blend at a distance
What is texture?
Surface Quality. A perception of smooth, rough, flat, bumpy, fine, or course.
Oldest representational drawing
cave drawings in southern france and spain
The viewer brings___________________________________________________________________________________________________to a work of art.
Their own ideas and experiences that are uniquely theirs to develope an interpretation to the work's meaning.
3 forms of REpresentational art

1._____________

2._____________

3._____________
1. Naturalistic-Faithfull depict how things really look in nature

2. Stylized- start to depart from how things REALLY look...some aspect are emphasized and others demphesized

3. Abstraction-taking certain aspects of visual reality and simplifying and/or combining them.
What is drypoint?
Similar to engraving, except the tool used to engrave is a drypoint needle.
art on art
art referring to older art, quotes, or connotations used
What is a megalith?Best known example of megalith art?
Large StoneStonehenge in England...which was likely a ritual place.
Creative people tend to be very ______ & _______.
AWARE & PERCEPTIVE
Who was known as the renaissance man and was a scientist, mathmatician, artist, and inventor?
Leonardo Da Vinci
_________is the name of a color
Hue(such as blue, greed, red, yellow...)
What is a space Cell?
A "painting within a painting" areas are called space cells. Artists use them for narration.
What are tertiary colors?
The product of a primary color and an adjacent secondary color. EX. Mixing yellow with green yields = YellowGreen
Shapes and Masses fit into 2 catagories

1.

2.
1. Organic- evoke the shapes of nature

2.Geometric- shapes of geometry (such as squares and triangles) with sharp.defines edges that seem man made
There are 9 themes and Purposes of Art1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.
1. Arts and Daily Life2. The Sacred REalm3. The Social Order4. Story Telling5. Hereand Now6. the Human Experience7. Invention and Fantasy8. Art and Nature9. Art and Art
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