Intro to fine arts

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art

the products of human creativity

compostion

arrangment of elements in a work of art

value

relative darkness or lightness of a color

picture plane

the imagenary plane corresponding with a physical surface of a drawing

line

basic element of drawing

creative person

someone who can process information that is available to everyone in a different way

contour

a shared edge between two things simultaneously

negative space

space SURRONDING THE SUBJECTS IN THE PICTURE

positive space

where shapes and form exist

right brain

Non-verbal, perceptual skills, visualization, recognition of patterns/faces/melodies, recognition and expression of emotion, spatial skills, simple language comprehension

left brain

side of the brain that contains the areas dedicated to logical reasoning, detailed analysis, and the basics of language

purpose/value of art

entertain, teach, creative thinking, insperation

horace

another Roman poet who wrote of human emotions in odes, satires, and epistles

dran

to do

theatron

"Seeing place" where the audience sat

performance

the act of performing

direct perfomance

breaks fourth wall

indirect performance

doesnt acknowledge audience

fourth wall

an imaginary wall between the audience and the actors in a representational play

proscenium stage

a performance space in which the audience views the action as if through a picture frame

arena

audience surronds action

thrust

audience surronds three sides of the stage

stage directions

up, down, left, right

playwright

someone who writes plays

actors

talent portraying a character

director

UNIFIYING someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show

stage manager

The person in charge backstage; he or she helps the director during rehearsals and then takes charge backstage when the play is performed

runners

stage crew while show is happening

producer

responisble for finacial aspects

designer

plans the visual and sound aspects

builders

workers who construct physical elements for the play

house manager

person responsible for seating and audience comfort

sophocles

writer of plays; used three actors; and made Oedipus Rex, and Antigone

thespis

Legendary founder of Greek drama—created first actor (speaker separate from chorus)

aristotle

Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought. In his philosophical system, which led him to criticize what he saw as Plato's metaphysical excesses, theory follows empirical observation and logic, based on the syllogism, is the essential method of rational inquiry.

genre

category of art

tragedy

teaches us to question something imporetant

comedy

show how foolish people can be

persona

represatiaon of a character through a mask

tropes

litrugical plays

cycle plays

presented on a wagon

prose

term of everday speech

blank verse

unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

iambic pentameter

A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (an iamb, or iambic foot, consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.)

articualtion

any movement of a joint

flexion/ extention

folding and unfolding of a joint

abduction/adduction

lateral seperation/closing of two bones attached by one joint

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