A pair of truncated, pyramidal towers flanking the entrance to an Egyptian temple.
A hall with a roof supported by rows of columns.
the representation of more important figures as larger than less important ones.
One of a series of rows in a pictorial narrative.
A technique in which relief is formed on the front by hammering a metal plate from the back.
A vault formed by piling of stone blocks in horizontal courses, cantilevered inward until the two walls meet in an arch.
An Archaic Greek statue of a standing nude male.
An Archaic Greek statue of a standing, draped female.
A column carved to represent a woman.
In classical architecture the triangular section of a temple roof often decorated with sculpture.
In Classical architecture the part of the building above the columns and below the roof. This includes the architrave, frieze, and cornice.
The relaxed natural pose or "weight shift" first introduced in Greek sculpture in 480 BCE. Separates Classical from Archiac statuary.
In Classical architecture it is a continuous horizontal band of sculptural decoration.
Images composed of small pieces of colored glass or stone.
A wedge-shaped block used in the construction of a true arch. The central block these is called a keystone.
The concave triangular section of a vault that forms the transition between a square or polygonal space and the circular base of a dome.
A movement in the Byzantine Empire that favored banning and destroying images.
A painting technique in which pigment is mixed with wax and applied to the surface while hot.
A technique in which powdered glass is applied to a metal surface in decorative design.
A semicircular niche set into the quibla wall of a mosque.
The façade and towers at the western end of a medieval church, principally in Germany.
The passageway around the apse and choir of a church. Developed in Romanesque Churches to handle many pilgrims.
The lunette-shaped space above the portals of Romanesque and Gothic Churches.
A row of windows in the upper part of a wall.
It is basically a deep arch or an uninterrupted series of arches. (Tunnel with an arched ceiling)
It is formed when two barrel vaults intersect at right angles.
A vaulted space usually located under the apse. Since it is wholly or partly underground, it is not found in the nave elevation of a church.
Calfskin prepared as a surface for writing or painting.
A two-sided painting or altarpiece.
A three-paneled painting or altarpiece.
The painted or sculpted lower portion of an altarpiece that relates to the subjects of the upper portion.
In drawing or painting, the treatment and the use of light and dark, especially by gradations of light that produce the effect of modeling.
IN painting, a full-size preliminary drawing from which a painting is made.
A figure painted or sculpted to show the muscles of a body as if without skin.
A line imagined to be behind and perpendicular to the picture plane. They appear to recede towards a vanishing point in a painting.
A graphic technique in which the design is incised, or scratched on a metal plate, either manually (engraving) or chemically, (etching). The incised lines of the design take the ink, making this the reverse of the woodcut technique.
When an artist applies thick layers of oil paint. Both Rembrandt and van Gogh used this in their works.
The French fascination with all things Japanese.
Late 19th- 20th Century artists whose work emphasized innovation and challenged established conventions.
A school of architecture in Germany in the 1920's under the leadership of Walter Gropius.
An ordinary object that, when an artist gives it a new context and title, is transformed into an art object.
A beam or structure that is anchored at one end and projects horizontally beyond its vertical support.
An adjective used to describe forms that resemble or suggest shapes and forms found in nature.
An artwork constructed from already existing objects.
A composition made by pasting together pictures or parts of pictures, especially photographs.
A large, mound-shaped Buddhist shrine.
A multistoried Chinese tower, usually associated with a Buddhist temple, having a multiplicity or projecting eaves.
A communal multistoried dwelling made of stone or adobe brick by the Native Americans of the Southwest.
In Buddhist and Hindu iconography, a stylized and symbolic hand gesture.
Japanese, "pictures of the floating world." A style of Japanese genre painting that influenced 19th Century Western art.