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Art Smart 2010

Glossary of Terms

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General style of painting that developed during the 20th century characterized by subjects that are not realistic. Features lines, shapes, and colors but may not represent objects from the real world. Abstract
Style of painting developed in France late in the Modern period. Artists wanted to create impressions of light and color, when seen as a whole would form pictures in viewer's minds. Impressionism
Style of painting where artists took familiar objects from everyday life, broke them up into series of geometric figures like cubes and triangles, then put them back together, forcing viewers to see familiar objects in unfamiliar ways. Cubism
Period of art approximately 1600-1750. Paintings are usually formal and decorative and include sharp contrasts between light and dark areas. Baroque
Practiced at the beginning of the 20th century. Displayed shockingly bright colors and twisted forms of human figures and other objects. Fauvism
Painting of ordinary people engaged in common everyday activities. Genre Painting
Period of art history approximately 1750-1900. Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, and Pointillism were among the art styles developed during this time. Modern
Style of art during the Modern period. Not all artists painted alike but all believed that painting should express emotions about man in the modern world. Romanticism
Type of landscape painting that features large expanses of water. Seascape
The illusion of depth or distance. Lines narrow from foreground to background Perspective
Period of art history approximately 1400-1600. The rise of the wealthy middle class led to new interest of nonreligious paintings. Bright, pure colors, use of symbols, and very formal approach to subject matter and composition. Renaissance
Pair of colors that opposite each other on the color wheel and most differenct from each other such as: red and green. Complementary Colors
How elements of art like color, lines, and shapes are arranged in a work of art making good use of space and making a painting look complete. Composition
Colors associated with cool temperatures such as: blues, greens, and purples. Cool colors
Comparison that draws attention to differences such as: white against black. Contrast
Artistic ingredients like line, shape, color, and space that artists use to create a painting. Elements of art
A work that uses symbols, often human forms, to stand for ideas or to convey messages. Allegory
What items in "A Roemer with Grapes," symbolize a temporary life and riches. Meal interrupted and pocket watch.
Object in "Personification of Astrology" that is used to study objects and movements in the heavens. Armillary Sphere.
Fragonard died of a stroke while doing what? Eating ice cream!
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