Art History Terms

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  1. Liberte, egalite, e fraternite
    French for Liberty, equality, and brotherhood
  2. Classicism
    A high regard to the classical or Greek era, who set the standards for all art work
  3. The Salon
    Gathering of people under the roof of an aspiring host, to refine taste and increase knowledge of the participants through conversation and discussion.
  4. Orientalism
    The imitation or depiction of Middle Eastern and east Asian cultures (art, literature, design, etc.)
  5. Aquatint
    Like etching, but using a powdered resin that sticks to a surface to give a more tonal value.
  6. Disegno
    Drawing or design, focusing more heavily on the line work of a piece of art.
  7. Colore
    Painting in which color is focused on more heavily than that of line (Designo)
  8. The sublime
    A concept, thing, or state of awe inspiring beauty. Majestic
  9. Realism
    Emphasis on depicting lower class life in painting and other works of art. Rough dirty, non idealistic
  10. Lithography
    A process of printing from a plane surface on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive, and the black area is ink repellent.
  11. Academic Painting
    Painting that is influenced by the standards of the French Academy
  12. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
    Collection of English Painters whose art movement was to reform art to the way it was before the time of Raphael with classical poses and elegance. As opposed to the corruption of art by the french academy.
  13. Japonisme
    A style, custom, or idiom typical of the Japanese or Japanese culture.
  14. Impressionism
    An art style characterized by concentration on the immediate visual impression produced by a scene and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate the actual feel of light.
  15. Optical Mixing
    Placing small bits of primary colors in close proximity to each other and causing your eye to mix the two together from a distance, creating a totally different color.
  16. Flaneur
    A man that was well dressed, which cruised the town to see, and to be seen with no drive or guiding objective other than just to wander, and dawdle.
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Art History Terms
2013-06-04 17:22:33
Art History Terms

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