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Art Appreciation cards


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the rendering of images and objects in a stylized or simplified way, so that they remain recognizable, their formal or expressive aspects are emphasized.
Abstract Expressionism
Painting style of the late 1940s and early 50s, predominately American, characterized by its rendering of expressive content by abstract or non objective means.
a plastic resin that when mixed with water and pigments, forms an inorganic or quick drying paint.
in color the adjective used to describe the fact that when diff. hues of colored light are combined the resulting mixture is higher in key than the original hues and brighter as well. As more and more hues are added the resulting mixture is closer and closer to white. (2) In sculpture it is used to describe the way in which a form is built up.
Ariel Perspective
technique often employed in landscape paining, designed to suggest 3D space in the 2D space of the picture plane. Forms and objects distant from the viewer become less distinct and often bluer or cooler in color.
Pertaining to the appreciation of the beautiful, as opposed to the functional or utilitarian , or by extension, to the appreciation of any form of art, whether overly beautiful or not.
Art Deco
A popular art and design style of the 1920s and 1930s associated with the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts De’coratifs et Industriels MOdernes in Paris and characterized by its intergration of organic and geometric forms.
the art and design style characterized by undulating, curvilinear, and organic forms that dominated popular culture at the turn of the century, and that achieved particular success at the 1900 international exposition in Paris.
Art Nouveau
The art and design style characterized by undulating, curvilinear, and organic forms taht dominated popular culture at the turn of the century, and that achieved particular success at the 1900 International Exposition in Paris
A curved, often semicircular architectural form that spans an opening or space built of wedgeshaped blocks, called voussoirs, with a keystone centered at its top
Those whose works can be characterized as unorthodox and experimental
In Roman architecture, a rectangular public building, entered on one of the long sides. In Christian architecture, a church loosely based on the ROman design, but entered on one of the short ends, with an apse at the other end.
A dominant style of art in Europe in the 17th century characterized by its theatrical, or dramatic, use of light and color ,by its ornate forms, and by its disregard for classical principles of composition.
Bas Relief
A sculpture in which the figures and objects remain attached to a background plane and project off of it by less than one half their normal depth.
The art of handwriting in a fine and aestetic way.
As distinct from common usage, where it refers to a drawing with hmorous content,any full sixe drawing, subsequently transferred to the working surface, from which a painting or fresco is made
In Drawing and painting, the use of light and dark to create the effect of 3D modeled surfaces
a work made by pasting various scraps or pieces of material- cloth,paper, photographs-onto the surface of the composition.
Complementary Colors
Pairs of colors such as red and green, opposite on color wheel.
the organization of the formal elements in a work of art
Expert handwork, or work done by hand
A style of art pioneered by Pable Picasso and Georges Braque in the first decade of the 20th centruy, noted for the geometry of its formsm its fragmentation of the object, and its increasing abstraction.
An art movement that originated during WWI , which was so antagonisitc to traditional styles and materials of art that it was considered by many to be "anti-art."
A type of ceramics made of porous clay and fired at low temperatures that must be glazed if it is to hold liquid.
In printmaking, the number of impressions authorized by the artist made from a singel master image.
a method of painting with molten beeswax fused to the support after application by means of heat.
An intaglio printmaking process in which a sharp tool called a burin is used to incise the plate. The resulthing print is also called an engraving.
An art that stresses the psychological and emotional conten of the work, associated particularly with german art in the early 20th century.
An art movement of the early 20th century characterized by its use of bold arbitrary color. Its name derives from the French word "fauve", meaning "wild beast."
Flying Buttress
On a gothic church, an exterior arch that opposes the lateral thurst of an arch or vault as in barrel vault, arching inward toward the exterior wall from the top of an exterior column or pier.

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