In early Greek pottery, the silhouetting of dark figures against a light background of natural, reddish clay, with linear details incised through the silhouettes.
A pointed tool used for engraving or incising.
A convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally
The way in which an artist organizes forms in an artwork, either by placing shapes on a flat surface or arranging forms in space.
A circle of monoliths. Also called henge.
Images, materials, or objects as found in the everyday environment that are incorporated into works of art.
In paintings and reliefs, a painted or carved baseline on which figures appear to stand.
A circle of monoliths
In sculpture, figures projecting from a background of which they are part. The degree of relief is designated high, low (bas), or sunken.
To cut into a surface with a sharp instrument; also, a method of decoration, especially on metal and pottery.
A picture showing natural scenery, without narrative content.
A beam used to span an opening.
The material (for example, marble, bronze, clay, fresco) in which an artist works; also, in painting, the vehicle (usually liquid) that carries the pigment.
Greek, "great stone." A large, roughly hewn stone used in the construction of monumental prehistoric structures.
The "middle" Stone Age, between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic ages
A column shaft that is all in one piece (not composed of drums); a large, single block or piece of stone used in megalithic structures.
a wall painting
The "new" Stone Age.
The "old" Stone Age, during which humankind produced the first sculptures and paintings.
Method of measuring the decay rate of carbon isotopes in organic matter to provide dates for organic materials such as wood and fiber.
In later Greek pottery, the silhouetting of red figures against a black background, with painted linear details; the reverse of black-figure painting.
Hard-baked clay, used for sculpture and as a building material. It may be glazed or painted.
A pair of monoliths topped with a lintel; found in megalithic structures.
A convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally; a composite view.