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Principles of Design
has the effect of gathering parts of a composition into a harmonious whole.
the counterpint of unity adds visual interest to a composition.
draw and hold the viewers eye on certain parts of work.
brings visual stability to a work of art.
converys a sense of orderly progression among parts of the work.
of a work is its size in relation to us.
of a work have to do with how parts relate to the whole.
Visual Elements of Art (Formal Elements)
serves as an essential building block of art, or be manipulated to evoke emotional or intellectual response from a viewer, can serves as the content of a work of art.
in two demensional are are distinct areas within a composition that have boundaries separating them from what surrounds them. the essential visual element.
refers to the blacks and whites and grays in a works of art. as well as to the contrast between lights and darks.
The late years of the old stone age
Middle stone age
New stone age
images of the beast by first confidently outlining the contours of the beast.
Greek for large stones.
system of writing meaning wedge
monumental platform for a temple also seen in the babylonian and assyrian civilizations of later years
upper level of the ziggurat
objects of hammered gold inlaid with lapis lazuli
over seven foot high relief sculpture inscribed with the code of law
lush land that lay between the tigris and euphrates rivers providing sustenance for the mesopotamian civilizations
counter part of crescent is egypt
low relief incised with detail.
egyptians applied dark colors around their eyes to deflect the suns glare like football players but its symbolism supercedes its function.
front of the palette dividen into horizontal segments
the sun god represented as a falcon
carved out of the living rock as were the rock cut tombs of the middle kingdom
Bronze age of greece comprised the cultures of the cyclades islands
form of writing called linear A
storage areas where large vessels of grain and wine were embedded in the earth for safekeeping adn natural cooling
large stone carving set ontop of huge stone pilars
contribution of the mycenaean architect or beehived tomb
royal family buried in pits in the fround lined with stones and marked
Headstone ... tomb markings set above the entrance to gravesw
greece art period
human beings the center of the univers the measure of all things
representation of forms according to an accepted standard of beauty.
Spanned two centuries from 900 to 700 bce
a grave marker Vase
Spanned from 660 to 480 bce
v shapped vase divided into six wide bands or registers
black figure painting
combination of black figures on a reddish background achieved through a three stage kiln firing process
a liquid of sifted clay
first stage of the oxidizing phase where oxygen was allowed into the kiln
second phase of firing oxygen was eliminated from the kiln and the vase and the slop both turned black
final and third phase of firing oxygen is introduced to the kiln
central room usually housed the cult statue of the god or goddess to whom the temple was dedicated
Three styles or orders in greek architecture
base of the colom platform
crown of the column
directly bears the weight of the roof
three parts architrave, frieze, cornice
Triglyphs and metopes
top most element of the entablature
earliest greek statues
female counterpart to kouros not naked
what kore wears
swelling in a column
curved with recessed squares that physically visually lighten the structure
circular opening in the top of the dome in the pantheon