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Art Appreciation Midterm Study Guide

by: Monica Levitan

Art Appreciation Midterm Study Guide 10686

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Art appreciation - Art 100 -41
Kaitlynn N. Slaughter

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Here is a study guide I put together from the notes for Chapters 1-13. I include definitions and examples to make sure you know for the test. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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This 8 page Study Guide was uploaded by Monica Levitan on Sunday October 4, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to 10686 at Radford University taught by Kaitlynn N. Slaughter in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 123 views. For similar materials see Art appreciation - Art 100 -41 in Art at Radford University.


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Date Created: 10/04/15
Art Appreciation Midterm Study Guide Implied Line Suggests observable associations for an organizational structure within the artwork Organic shape Usually rounded ore relaxed looking ost shapes in nature are considered organic AKA biomorphic Geometric shape Tend to be fixed and average to the eye Ex circles squares triangles etc Figures Positive Shapes ore common shapes are visible ain focus of an artwork Ground Negative Shapes The background Perspective Vanishing point Where lines are parallel but converge to an area on a picture plane Honzoane The eye level that occurs when you look at a scene Primary hues Bed yellow and blue Can t be created by mixing other colors Secondary hues Orange green and violet A combination of two primary colors Between two primary colors on the color wheel Intermediate hues AKA tertiary colors Bed orange yellow orange yellow green blue green blue violet red violet Between the primary and secondary colors on the color wheel Monochromatic color Based mostly one one color Analogous color Colors next to each other on the color wheel Ex red and green Complementary color Two hues opposing one another on the color wheel that produce a neutral gray when mixed Ex red and green Cool colors Blue green portion of the color wheel Warm colors Red orange portion of the color wheel Actual texture An artwork that has the ability for one to touch and feel texture Simulated texture Has the appearance of a real texture on a flat surface and can t be felt Objectiver looking at an artwork Factual o Proven data a Scientific rational Subjectiver looking at an artwork o The viewer s personal opinions o A viewer s background or personal experience Paint ingredients Pigment Gives the paint color Normally made of a nice powder Binder A sticky material that connects the pigments and sticks it onto a surface Vehicle Turns the paint into a liquid Can cause the paint to thin Painting Mediums Watercolor Particles are combined with water as a vehicle Fresco A technique where particles are in water and are put on a damp limeplaster sunace Encauch Where pigments are placed in hot beeswax Ends in lustrous that emphasizes the richness of colors Tempera A waterbased liquid paint that s main ingredient is an egg yolk Oil Most popular painting medium Pigments are combined with linseed oil and thinned with turpentine Surface has diluted layered glazes of color Glazes allow light to reflect back from the color within Acrylic o A binder of acrylic polymer which has a fastdrying flexible film Less dangerous than turpentine Doesn t fade with age and dries fast Printmaking Matrix A metal wood or stone material used to create a paint Edition A bunch of photographs made from the same matrix Camera obscura Means darkroom Forerunner of the modern camera Put in a dark roombox with a tiny hole in one side so an inverted picture is projected on a opposing wall screen or mirror and is then traced Daguerreotype First satisfactory pictures Founded by Louis Jacques llande Daguerre Expose iodized silver plates in mercury vapor Film Shot A part of film pictured in a continuous showing Film editing A technique in which the editor chooses the best shots from raw footage then puts them in a sequence that flows well together and into a final project Montage Combining shots together into a fast sequence to show the character of one event through multiple points of views Graphic design The process of enhancing visual communication through words and pictures Combines art and technology EX books packages magazines posters etc Font typeface A style of typography Serifs Short lines with sharp ends at an angle 39 EX T Logo A trademark made from letterforms and pictorial elements Freestanding sculpture A sculpture that can be viewed from all angles Relief sculpture Low relief AKA basrelief has slight projection on the sculpture minimal shadows Ex coins High relief A majority of the circumference of the model projects from the surrounding su ace Figures are often undercut Additive process Used when modeling Process in which you add combine or build up material from a main piece Subtractive process Process that removes material from a bigger form to make a sculpture Clay 3 Types of clay Earthenware Fired at a low temperature of 800 C 11OOOC Can be porous after firing process Colors red brown tan Most common type of clay used to make pots Stoneware s heavier than Earthenware Fired at a temperature of 12000C 1SOO C Is not porous after going through firing process Colors Grayish or brown Used by ceramists and potters Porcelain Firing Rarest and most expensive Made from decomposed granite Color white Not porous after going through firing process Fired at a high temperature of 13000C 14OOOC Translucent and rings when struck Ex Fine China dishes The process in which clay is baked in a kiln Glaze One of two kinds of liquids used to decorate ceramics Used on clay A liquid paint with a silica base Can be colored or clear translucent or opaque glossy or dull Ceramics The art and technology of assembling objects from clay Kiln An oven used to harden clay


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