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Art History

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When was the Geometic period? 900-600 BC
When was the Archaic period? 600-480 BC
When was the classical period? 480-400 BC
When was the Helenistic period? 320-30 BC
What is Korous? An archaic Greek statue of a young man, standing and often naked.
What is the female version of the Korous? Kore
What is Contrapposto (Italian term) Where body position of figure is shaped in an "S-curve", the figure's hips and shoulders are aligned in opposite angles to create the most naturalistic, relaxed muscular position.
Colo = x+y+z Color = Hue + Value + Intensity
What is hue? Hue is "pure" color identities without regard to value or intensity. (i.e. red, green, blue, violet, etc.)
What is value? the light and dark quality of color.
What is intensity? the purity of a color from intense to neutral (from really bright color to brown or grey color)
What are neutral colors? colors made by mixing complementary colors.
What was the medieval art like? Simplified or formulaic formal elements
Describe the artist Giotto He was a transition artist in the medieval period. He painted Madonna in 1310, and introduced more realistic backgrounds, as well as more realistic clothing.
What is modeling? In art, illusionistic natural sense of volumes achieved by use of values. (and, yes, it also means the practice of posing for an artist)
Describe the artist Brunelleschi. Introduced linear perspective (1413). Artist in the Renaissance. Built Florence Cathedral dome.
What are two of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous works? Mona Lisa, Last Supper...
What is Sfumato? Gradual blending of colors and values into one another creating softened or hazy figures.
What's special about the cloak made of angels in Michelangelo's creation of Adam? It is the anatomy of the brain.
Where is Michelangelo's famous but unfinished dome? Who designed the dome at Saint Peter's Bascillica?
What countries was the northern Renaissance considered to consist of? Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France are all part of what?
Explain Jan Van Eyck's accomplishments, when he was born and where and when he died. Born in Belgium, lived from 1390ish-1441. First to master oil painting. Very, very incredibly detailed. Painted Ghent Alterpiece in 1432. Master of reflection and light. Painted Arnolfini Wedding portrait.
Who painted the Ghent Alterpiece, and can you recognize it if you see it? Also, what IS an alterpiece? Jan Van Eyck, and an alterpiece depicts bible stories for people in the church during the renaissance and around that era who could not read, and there were many of those.
What is a painting Rogier Van der Weyden painted and when? Who painted Descent from the Cross in 1435?
How were most of the Northern Renaissance's paintings done, and how were most of the Italian Renaissance's paintings done? Northern Renaissance - Oils Italian Renaissance - Frescoes
Describe Albrecht Durer. He was born in Germany and lived from 1471-1528. he was Protestant-Christian, and popularized/mastered prints (engraving on copper and wood.) He did the Rhinocerous engraving and Knight, Death and the Devil (1513.)
What's Vanitas? Latin word meaning vanity, saying your days are numbered, are you living well/living for Jesus?, etc. (skulls, hourglasses, so on)
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