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Art Terms 2

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french for rubbing it is a technique of creating a design by placing a piece of paper over some rough substance such as grained wood or sacking and rubbing a crayon or pencil until acquires the surface quality beneath frottage
the french word for type or sort used to denote a category of painting genre
a painting that has as its subject a scene from everyday life, as opposed to a historical event, mythological scene, etc. genre painting
brilliant white preparation of chalky pigment mixed with glue, used during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as a ground to prepare a panel or canvas for painting or gliding gesso
a transparent layer of paint applied over another color or ground so that light passing through is reflected back by the under surface and modified glaze
an opaque mixture of watercolor paint and white pigment, also called poster paint or body paint gouache
a style of painting based on the type of spray-can vandalism familiar in cities all over the world specifically in the New York subway system graffiti art
monochrome painting in neutral grays to stimulate sculpture grisaille
the picture script of ancient Egypt: pictographs as well as symbols of the ancient Egyptians heiroglyphics
a negative that produces a three-dimensional image hologram
a religious image, usually painted on a wooden panel, regarded as sacred in the Byzantine Church and subsequently by the Orthodox Chruches of Russia and Greece, when they survive icons
the study of the symbolic and religous meaning of people, objects, and events in a work of art iconography
an Italian word used to describe the thickness and textures that can be achieved with acrylic or oil paint Impasto
the cutting into a stone or other material or the etching or engraving on a metal plate of an image; the opposite of relief intaglio
order of Classical Greek architecture in which a capital consists of two opposed volutes or scroll forms Ionic order
a hard, smooth, creamy white substance forming the main part of the tusks of elephants and some other animals, sued as a carving material from the earliest times ivory
the central, uppermost stone in the curved part of an arch keystone
an oven for baking or hardening pottery kiln
an art form in which light or balance are used to create a work that moves or appears to move kinetic art
earliest free-standing statues of human figures kouros (kouroi) plural
clothed maiden kore
an ancient Greek drinking cup with horizontal handles kylix
the site in Dordogne, France, of some outstanding paleolithic cave paintings and rock engravings dating from 15000 BC they have survived in remarkably good condition and depict local fauna on a large scale and in a bold, direct style Lascaux
a process of print making on a flat stone or metal plate after the design is drawn with a greasy crayon, water and printing ink are successively applied. the greasy areas repel water and absorb the ink lithography
in ancient Egyptian architecture, a low rectangular tomb structure with battered sides mastaba
a material used in art: oil in painting, pencil in drawing, or bronze in sculpture. the term is also used to denote a method: painting as opposed to sculpture medium
a niche or other feature of a mosque which points toward Mecca mihrab
the part of the mosque where the pulpit is located mimbar
a slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies from which the summons to prayer is cried minaret
term coined by Duchamp in 1932 to describe the motor or hand-powered kinetic sculptures of Calder and soon extended to those he produced where the movement is caused by the combination of air currents and their own structural tension mobile
a drawing or painting executed in one color only monochromatic
a technique similar to collage, where the images used are photographic montage
marking designs with pieces of colored stone or glass, as embedded in cement first developed by Romans in pavements mosaic
a religious building used for worship by Muslims mosque
an early type of castle consisting of a fortified mound surrounded by a circular walled yard motte-and-bailey castle
a large work painted directly onto a wall or ceiling mural
the long central hall and main gathering area of church nave
in painting, a halo of light surrounding the head of a religious personage nimbus
tall, tapering, four-sided shaft of stone with a pyramidal apex in ancient Egypt obelisk
an object of artistic worth or curiosity, usually a minor art such as ceramics, jewelry, or furniture object d'art
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