Fine Arts Terminology

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  1. Refers to the use of soot and grease to create cave paintings
    Paleolithic Era
  2. Refers to the use of piling stone on stone
    Known as the new stone age
    ex: stonehendge
    Neolithic Era
  3. Latin for vanity
    Alludes to the book of ecclesiastes
    A meditation on the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness

    ex. 
    Vanitas
  4. Art by so called self taught artists
    Raw/Folk art
    Outsider Art
  5. To present again the visible works in such a way that we recognize likeness
    Representational
  6. Faithful to the visual experience.
    Recording how forms are revealed by light and shadow

    ex. 
    Naturalistic
  7. Does not represent anuything outside of itself.
    Nonobjective

    ex. Melodious
    Nonrepresentational Art
  8. Exaggeration of reality.

    Ex. 
    Abstract
  9. Life like representational works
    "Fool the eye"

    ex. 
    Trompe L'oeil
  10. Representational art that conforms to a preset style or set of conventions for depicting the world.

    Ex.
     
    Stylized
  11. The way a work of art looks.
    Form
  12. What a work of art is about
    Content
  13. Why a work of art was created.
    It's ties to the artist and audience.
    The web of connections to the larger world of human culture.
    Context
  14. "Describing images"
    Involves identifying, describing, and interpreting subject matter in art.

    Ex. Amida Buddha, Gnaw, Piano Lessons/Music Lesson
    Iconography
  15. When a space is presented as a work of art that can be entered, explored, experienced, and reflected upon.

    ex.
    Installation
  16. art in which ideas are paramount and the form that realizes those ideas are secondary

    ex.
    Conceptual art
  17. Destroying art in the name of religion

    ex.
    buddahs of bamiyan
    Iconoclasm
  18. A painting in three sections.

    Ex. Garden of earthly delights
    Triptych
  19. Lines we draw to record boundaries
    Contour line
  20. two-dimensional form
    Shape
  21. three dimensional mass that occupies a volume of space
    mass
  22. not an actual line
    implied line
  23. the shape we dettach and focus on
    figure
  24. the surrounding visual information the fiure stands out from, the background
    ground
  25. the shapes we percieve as figures
    positive shapes
  26. the shapes of the ground
    negative shapes
  27. percieved shape even though it doesn't actually exist.

    implied shape
  28. shades of light and dark
    value
  29. a technique which employs values to record contrasts of light and shadow in the natural world. 
    Creates dimensions using value.

    ex.
    Chiaroscuro
  30. areas of closely spaced parallel lines
    hatching
  31. additional parallel lines laid across the first set.
    creates a darker value
    cross hatching
  32. areas of dots average out through optical mixing into values
    stippling
  33. Red, Yellow, Blue.
    Cannot be made by mixing any colors
    Primary colors
  34. Orange, green, violet.
    Made by combining two primary colors.
    Secondary colors
  35. Combination of a primary and an adjacent secondary color.
    tertiary/intermediate colors
  36. Colors on the red-orange side of the wheel
    Warm colors
  37. Colors on the blue-green side of the wheel.
    Cool colors
  38. Composed of variations on the same Hue

    ex.
    Monochromatic harmonies
  39. Involves colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.

    ex red and green

    Complementary Harmonies
  40. Combine colors adjacent to one another on the color wheel. Red to yellow,

    ex.

    Analagous Harmonies
  41. composed of any three colors equidistant from each other on the color wheel.
    Red, Yellow, Blue.

    Ex
    Triadic Harmonies
  42. Many thousands of tiny dots or points of color next to each other.
    Pointillism

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