Words Dealing with Art Other than Music

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cameo

1. carved gem with a design higher and of different color than its background
2. brief role, usually limited to a single scene, by a prominent actor or actress
3. brief passage of exceptionally fine writing

campanile

bell tower

canto

one of the chief divisions of a long poem

chiaroscuro

1. distribution and treatment of light and shade in painting or sketching
2. painting or drawing that uses only light and shade

cupola

1. rounded roof; dome
2. small dome or tower on a roof

fresco

1. art of painting with watercolors on damp fresh plaster
2. picture or design so painted

intaglio

design engraved by making cuts in a surface

majolica

enameled Italian pottery richly decorated in colors

mezzanine

intermediate story in a theater between the main floor and the first balcony

mezzotint

picture engraved on copper or steel by polishing or scraping away parts of a roughened surgace

patina

film or incrustation, usually green, on the surface of old bronze or copper

portico

roof supported by columns, forming a porch or a covered walk

rialto

1. marketplace
2. theater district of a town

rotunda

1. round building, especially one with a dome or cupola
2. large round room

stucco

plaster for covering exterior walls of buildings

tempera

method of painting in which the colors are mixed with white of egg or other substances, instead of oil

terra-cotta

1. kinda of hard, brownish-red earthenware, used for vases, statuettes, ect.
2. dull brownish-red color

torso

1. trunk or body of a status without head, arms or legs
2. human trunk

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