Glossary of Art of the Western World, introduction
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- A style based on natural appearances, but simplified.
- The process of identifying a work as having been produced by a particular artist.
- The order or arrangement of formal elements in a work.
- The evaluation of works of art. Good criticism will explain the criteria for evaluation and carefully describe the work in relation to those criteria.
- A style that evokes an emotional response or that seems to display the artist's own emotions.
- formal elements
- Visual qualities such as line, color, or comosition.
- Generally, a type of painting or sculpture based on subject matter; specifically, genre painting is painting that depicts scenes of everyday life.
- The meaning of a work of art based on an understanding of symbols or stories illustrated in the work.
- A style that shows objects more perfect than they are naturally.
- The techniques used to make images in a two-dimensional work of art loook like three-dimensional objects; includes overlapping, modeling from light to dark, perspective, and other techniques.
- medium (plural: media)
- Generally, the type of material a work is made from; specifically, the material in which pigment is suspended in painting (oil, water, egg yolk, etc)
- A style that shows objects as they appear in nature.
- A style that does not depict recognizable objects.
- A person who commissions a work of art.
- A style that shows objects as they appear in nature; sometimes to suggest that the image is not idealized.
- The visual characteristics of a work of art or architecture that are typical of a particular person, place, or time period.
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