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Art Vocab Test 1
Pigments mixed with oil. Slow drying allows for glazing and rich colors.
Jan Van Eyck is considered inventor of oil paint
Titian was first to use oil on canvas
Water based pigments applied to wet or dry plaster. Used in southern regions of Europe (primarily Italy) because of the need for dry climate.
Pigments mixed with ground limestone and water or egg yolk. Quick drying colors were not as rich when compared to oil paint.
Crystallized limestone used for sculpting,
Metal consisting of copper and tin.
Counter-positioning of body around a central axis
Altarpiece or devotional picture either carved or painted with 1 center panel and 2 wings
softened outlines, smoke like haze
popularized by di Vinci
Modeling of form through light and shadow
Cylindrical, upright, architectural support. Consisting of shaft, base and capital
Engaged column a flat vertical element projecting from a wall surface, normally having a base, shaft and capital. Generally a decoration rather than structural element.
The horizontal elements above the columns and capitals, consisting of (from top to bottom a cornice, frieze and architrave.)
A curved structural element that spans an open space. Built from wedge-shaped stone blocks
weight shifted to one leg
Block of wood gorged out in raised relief. Ink is applied and paper pressed onto block to receive image.
Copper plates incised with a sharp tool (burin). Ink is rubbed into grooves, paper pressed into plate to receive image. When plate is incised with a small needle it is called dry point.
Copper plate covered with resin ground. Image scratched into ground, plate then dipped in acid. This technique is preferred by printmakers.