Exam 4 Vocab

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Exam 4 Vocab
2014-05-14 00:15:27

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  1. Chateaux
    Builders of elegant rural places.
  2. Anamorphosis
    a distorted projection or drawing that appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens.
  3. Genre Paintings
    a style of painting depicting scenes from ordinary life, especially domestic situations. Genre painting is associated particularly with 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists.
  4. Impasto
    the process or technique of laying on paint or pigment thickly so that it stands out from a surface.
  5. Quadri Riportati
    Italian phrase for "carried picture". It is used in art to describe gold-framed easel paintings or framed paintings that are seen in a normal perspective and painted into a fresco.
  6. Camera Obscura
    a darkened box with a convex lens or aperture for projecting the image of an external object onto a screen inside. It is important historically in the development of photography.
  7. Tenebrism
    in the history of Western painting, the use of extreme contrasts of light and dark in figurative compositions to heighten their dramatic effect.
  8. Vanitas
    a still-life painting of a 17th-century Dutch genre containing symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability.
  9. Etching
    a print produced by the process of etching.
  10. Parterres
    a level space in a garden or yard occupied by an ornamental arrangement of flower beds.
  11. Drypoint
    an engraving or print produced with a dry point needle.
  12. Cenotaphs
    a tomblike monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war.
  13. Chamfered
    in carpentry, cut away (a right-angled edge or corner) to make a symmetrical sloping edge.
  14. Dharma Wheel
    Represents Bhuddism
  15. Blind Arcade
    anĀ arcadeĀ that is composed of a series of arches that has no actual openings and that is applied to the surface of a wall as a decorative element
  16. Tirthankaras
    a human being who helps in achieving liberation and enlightenment as an "Arihant" by destroying their soul-constraining (ghati) karmas, became a role-model and leader for those seeking spiritual guidance
  17. Gopuras
    a monumental tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of any temple, especially in Southern India
  18. Chattri
    elevated, dome-shaped pavilions used as an element in Indian architecture.
  19. Polygonal stone wall
    giant polygon shaped stones in the wall
  20. Quillwork
    a type of decoration for clothing and possessions characteristic of certain North American Indian peoples, using softened and dyed porcupine quills to make elaborate applied designs.